Fall Colors Around the House

Cool crisp mornings and the changing of the leaves usher in one of my favorite times of the year, Fall.  Since I’ve lived in the South, I am so very grateful when the humidity of summer dissipates and sitting outside becomes pleasurable again.  While my hubby and I were out enjoying the cool weather last weekend, we took some time to click off a few pictures of our home, the dogs, and a battlefield.  We live out in the country and with each passing year, the trees that surround our house get prettier and prettier, the first couple of Falls that we were here I think our trees were not happy campers because they had been ‘disturbed’ by the building of our home, but, now, it seems that they have settled down and are starting to fill out with more foliage and hence presenting us with a colorful little show this Fall. 🙂

My hubby took these next pictures with the wide-angle lens on his camera:

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And then he took some shots of the dogs and I snuck in there with them for a one…

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We decided to take a ride around our town into one of our Civil War Battlefields; wow, what a gorgeous ride that was!

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As we were pulling back into our driveway I took a moment to reflect on how lucky and truly blessed we are to be living in a place that provides so much beauty as each season passes.  If I’m honest, I’ll admit that winter is not my favorite season, I don’t care for looking at baron trees especially after seeing the trees that have just given us a beautiful show as they trumpeted their last hurrah.  I do enjoy November and December because Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two very favorite Holidays and I get to see my family, eat way too much, laugh, cry through laughter, sing a few carols and exchange gifts (although, I dislike wrapping said gifts…<erg>).  In December we always take many evening rides around our town to see the Christmas decorations and lights…Ahhhh yes, we do see quite the array of decorating styles, some absolutely gorgeous, some just good, some bad, and yes, some just plain ugly (haha). Of course I love to do my own decorating and this house presents me with new and exciting areas with which to display my creations.  But, ugh, January, February, and March are pretty bleak and very cold (relatively speaking).  Ever the optimist and one that tries to find the positive in any given situation, I will say that I do enjoy a good snowstorm and hunkering down with a nice pot of homemade soup and watching my dogs romp and play in the newly fallen blanket of snow. Also, snow is always pretty to photograph, so bring on Winter, I’ll be ready for you when you arrive. 🙂  Anyway, I digress…;)

Here was our view as we pulled back into our driveway…


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<Sigh> Life is good and I appreciate and am so humbled every single day that I wake up, put my feet on the floor, and maneuver through my day with only small normal aches and pains, ones that seem to be arriving a bit more frequently as I age…haha.  Regardless, I’m so very grateful.

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

~Arlynn

6 thoughts on “Fall Colors Around the House

  1. Your beautiful home set back in the trees is breathtaking!! You are blessed!
    We have to go into the high country to see some color. I miss the fall colors but I do love the warmth of the desert. I will get to see snow when I go back to the Midwest for the Holidays! Happy Halloween!

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  2. Autumn is beautiful, but alas….I do prefer the summer!
    I had a home and yard that was somewhat similar to yours, which we recently sold. Your photos of the Civil War battlefield look familar. We were surrounded by the Chancellor battlefield. Actually, we were in the battlefield!

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  3. Angela Hartley

    Your home and your videos and instructions are stellar!! Question please….I have a very long pip berry garland…..what in the world can I do with it?

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    1. Hi Angela…First, thank you so much for your sweet words! I might need a little bit more information regarding how long “very long” is. 🙂 I use pip berry garlands for many things. A few examples are: a mantel garland, I string it with other pip berry garlands to create my staircase garland, I wrap it around my ladder in my cozy corner. I use it to wrap around my lanterns in my lantern centerpieces, I cut garlands apart and make candle rings out of them. There are tons and tons of things that you can do with pip berry garland. 🙂

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