Sunday, September 21, 2008

20 Things to Love about Autumn

Melissa at The Inspired Room is challenging us to list 20 things we love about fall! Since today is the first day of fall, here's my list-

  1. Trips to the Pumpkin Patch. I can't wait to take Cooper this year and see his reaction!
  2. Hay rides
  3. Cooler Temperatures
  4. Planting pansies
  5. Planting daffodils
  6. Buying summer clothes for next year on sale
  7. New television season
  8. Mums in flowerpots
  9. Pumpkins from the dollar store and everywhere else
  10. Fall son, both grandsons, my son-in-law, and mother-in-law all in the next few weeks
  11. Changing color of the leaves
  12. Grass stops growing so fast!
  13. Candy corn
  14. Brisk walks with husband or friends
  15. Anticipation of all the holidays
  16. Hay bales
  17. Scarecrows
  18. New season at the Riley Center
  19. Arts and Craft Shows
  20. Hot chocolate and apple cider
In Southern Lady magazine, I found this quote:
" Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." -Stanley Horowitz
Please visit Melissa for other lists!


MARIA said...

Dear Diane,
I'd like to Thank You for your sweet visit and vishes.
Please, InterneTional Friends Award is for you!

My sincere greetings
from Poland

MARIA said...

Beautiful post,
I like Autumn.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hello! I wandered in from Shell in Your Pocket...
Your list was a beatiful picture of what I like about fall. The poem/saying at the end sums it up.

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love your the summer clothes on too!!! Fall is a wonderful time of the year!

-Sandy toes

Anonymous said...

Diane, your list of fall favorites is great. Up until this past year, we never had a fall. Living in Fl. so many years did not include the wonders of the gorgeous fall we have experienced here. We are loving it!

Hope your school day is a good one.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sarah Taylor said...

Great list! I love that quote, it's perfect! Have a wonderful day!

SmilingSally said...

It will be fun with Cooper at the pumpkin patch. Be sure to take pictures!

Nancy Rosalina said...

Love your list!! Hope you have a great day! Nancy

Nola said...

Oh yes, I can't wait for pansies! I've left my number for the nursery to call me when they come in! Splashes of fall color everywhere.

Beth at Aunties said...

Connor is darling in this picture and they simply grow too fast! Enjoyed your post of your 20 items about fall and enjoy the pumpkin patch this year. I am hoping to find a pumpkin patch around Richmond next week in Virginia when we go with our little ones, Ali and Savannah.

Ramona said...

Great list....have fun at the pumpkin patch...a bit of Heaven right here on Earth, I say!

Happy fall!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous post Diane!

Autumn is my favorite time of the year and your post reminds me of why! :-)

Hugs, Pat

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Great post! Love your list...and what a beautiful quote!

Happy Monday!

Dawn said...

That's a great list. I'm going to have to give it a try. I think I'm the only person I know who doesn't like candy corn. I think it's fun to look at but I don't like how it tastes!

I am enjoying the lovely fall weather we are having today!

take care,

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh my goodness...that photo!!! The cutest thing EVER. And the fact that he has red hair to boot! Sure made me smile. : )

The Berry's Patch said...

Great list Diane. I love all those Fall things too. :-)

Kelli said...

Wonderful list, Diane! I love planting pansies and drinking hot chocolate, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! I can relate to your favorite things about fall except #18!lol I just picked up Southern Lady mag to enjoy with my morning coffee (Tuesday) I'll be thinking of you! Love this post's picture!! So adorable. Jeannette

Kathy said...

Love your Autumn list!

Sue said...

Hi Diane,
Really like your list. We are really enjoying fall this year too.

Southern Lady said...
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Southern Lady said...

That's a precious picture of Connor, Diane ... It would be neat if you could get one of Cooper in the same pose.

I know you're excited about your trip to Greece, and you're right about planning and anticipation being half the fun.



santamaker said...

Your fall decor is sooo pretty! Loved browsing through your home!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

A beautiful list of fall wonderfulness! Love that photo of the little one picking up the pumpkin! TOO CUTE!

Thanks for being a part of the fun...


Vee said...

What a little darling to share autumn with. My family has a lot of wonderful autumn birthdays, too, and I forgot that one!