of the year for many of us, and
I wanted to share some
of my beloved aspects of fall.
At Magnolia Hill October is
our most popular month of all
for weddings...and engagement photos.
The days grow short, the air has a chill to it, the stores are full of mums ready to burst into color,
and the pumpkins swell on the vine.
The red Chevy proudly made a trip
to the farm store for a few bales of straw.
The trip to the farmers market is
something I look forward to all year.
I adore bringing out the fall decorations
and making the trip to the
Farmers Market for pumpkins, mums and apples.
That in itself speaks autumn love to me!
Late afternoons are filled with a time for picture taking.
Leaves floating on top the water signal of the changes to come.
Perfect background for a dreamy Engagement Photo Shoot.
The vintage red color of our 100 year old home
is original and blends perfect for fall.
Autumn is a time when nature fills the senses
and decorating is easy
with colorful leaves, harvest produce
and of course the American flag.
Our front door announces the wedding
of the day with a bountiful fall wreath.
I bring out the quilts
and drape them over the front porch rockers.
And my favorite taste of fall is
my mother's recipe
for Wagon Wheel Apple Cider.
Served in a mug or enamel cup.
for a cozy weekend
getaway for two.
A thrown quilt, warm cider, cheeses
and comfort food set the mood.
and assorted cheese
make for a perfect casual picnic.
Pour the cider in the urn and put the basket in place.
Drop the cinnamon, sugar, and spices into the basket and let it perk as usual.
Serve hot with a cinnamon stick in each thermos or mug.
"Whoever you are... be noble;
Whatever you do,do well;
Whenever you speak, speak friendly.
Give joy wherever you dwell."