Fall Is In the Air

fall foliage, fall colors

There’s nothing more beautiful than fall. The air is so refreshing and crisp, and it wraps us in a blanket of red, orange, yellow, burgundy and browns. Apple cider warms us when we’re chilly and fall fashions can be layered according to the temperature.  It’s also the beginning of boot season for me  I love, love, love boots.  Ankle boots, high heel boots, knee high boots, it doesn’t matter as long as it is a boot.  

The above picture was taken in my home town.  The color of the tree against the gray stone on the church was just stunning to me, I had to snap the picture.  Isn’t it beautiful? This time of year I grab my camera and just drive.  No particular destination in mind, I drive and whenever I can I get out and take pictures.  I’m going to share a few with you today.  

pumpkin carving, fall pumpkins, scary pumpkins

This pumpkin was carved at a local wine festival that I attended on a beautiful horse farm in Virginia.  Watching the artist perfect her craft was amazing.  It’s also the largest pumpkin that I’ve ever seen.  Of course the children had a ball with the end result, it is amazing.  

I love seeing pumpkin patches come alive, pumpkin carvings, taking hay rides, and roasting hot dogs.  Lets not leave out the kettles of home made apple butter, apple dumplings and candied apples.  

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

It’s scenes like this that make fall my favorite season too.  This picture was taken in Harpers Ferry, WV, which is one of my favorite places to visit during the season.  It provides an excellent opportunity for photo opportunities like this.  I have so many memories of coming through that tunnel on the Amtrak. It’s beauty such as this that causes you to find peace within yourself and the world.  

I’m looking forward to gathering leaves with my grandchildren for fall crafts, sitting by my new fire pit, and enjoying fall days.  What are some of your favorite fall activities?

Wordless Wednesday: Virginia Beach Hunt Club

                                       My Big Boy On Willow

Each year I take my grandson pony riding.  This is our 5th year.  The ponies have gotten bigger through out the years.  The first year he was on a minature pony.  Amazing how fast they grow up.