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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Farewell to Fall?

single-leaf As we woke to a white lawn this morning, it occurred to me that perhaps the time had come for a final fall post. I’ve been taking photos all fall, thinking each day the colors were more vibrant or the tree trunks much more interesting than the blanket of green foliage that I saw when we arrived in July. But first, a card…


All Stampin’ Up: Inspired by Nature and Holidays and Wishes (retired)
Naturals Confetti, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla Cardstock
More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso Ink
Hemp Twine; 1 1/4” circle and XL Oval punches; Brayer

To make the sun, I first covered the vanilla cardstock with More Mustard, using the brayer. I think you could also just drag your ink pad across it if you’d rather. Or you could just start with More Mustard cardstock and only brayer on the Pumpkin Pie. Then I punched out a circle from a Post-It and used it as the sun. I brayered Pumpkin Pie over the whole cardstock, then removed the Post-It…and there you have it…a sun! The rest was just stamping and assembling.

Now to the photos.

startingAs they started, I was already enthralled…little did I know just how pretty they could be.

golden-green The bright greens and yellows turned the light in the forest warmly golden….this photo was taken from the balcony off our bedroom. What a great way to start the day!


Holy Hill Basilica, a National Shrine, is just a few miles from our home. It’s a majestic sight against the horizon. Even though Princess Thundercloud insists it’s a castle. Of course.


Wisconsin knows how to do fall…we saw about half a dozen other shutterbugs stopped on our way to breakfast this morning.


I’m going to have to create a scrapbook page or two of the fabulous old barns seen all along the country roads. I’m fascinated by the fact that they’re still used and seem to be original construction.


This view from our back deck is almost sculptural to me, with the contrast of black trunks and fall leaves. I spent way too much time sitting at my kitchen table, drinking coffee and contemplating the view.


Peeking through the leaves at the back of our home…a solid carpet of leaves on the lawn. Charming, as long as you’re not the raker or leaf blower. I’m neither.

pumpkinsMums and pumpkins adrift in leaves…why can I not stand mums in flower arrangements, yet love them in the fall as decorations?

turkeysPart of the rafter of turkeys that frequents our yard. There are about 20 in all, but some had already fled for the woods when they saw me. You can see some of these have their necks stretched out, starting to run. Silly turkeys.

DSC_0006 Our driveway…such a peaceful walk each day to the bus stop…as long as I’m alone!

Enjoy your day, and stay cozy!

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