Thursday, September 9, 2010

Routines and Fall Things

One thing I love about being "back to school" and September is getting back into a routine.

I get up a the same time, get home from work at the same's nice to be back on a schedule. Summer has no schedule. I find that once September rolls around, I tend to organize my time better. I feel like I want to nest. And bake. And go for a lot of walks.

I love walking in the fall. You can just  feel the season in your senses.

I came home from my first day back at school crashed into a 20 minute nap. Then I got up, grabbed my Nikon, and took a walk.

Truth be told, I hardly walked. I spent most of my time standing or crouched (does that count as doing squats?) as I photographed the beginning signs of autumn all around me.

I love spotting those first leaves of orange start to land on the sidewalks.

 Fruit trees everywhere. Apple tree branches so heavy their branches are resting on the ground. I want to make applesauce and apple pie!

Strange prickly seed pods, a lone plum, and a tomato harvest ripe for the pickin'. But not for me, because this was someone else's stash

Do you remember playing with "helicopter seeds" when you were a child- tossing them into the air and watching them spin as they came down?

Busy spiders and cool numbers painted on an old stone wall.......

Productive squirrels. This one started getting a little tooooooo close for comfort!

I got a glossy advertisement in the mail for Martha Stewart Living magazine. I browsed through the flyer and the marketing began to work it's magic....I wasn't sure I wanted to subscribe.....but of course they are offering a free tote bag.....

Also in the flyer was a mac n' cheese recipe. I am a sucker for good mac n' cheese! So off went the postcard for the subscription. Perhaps Martha will have some ideas for me and my fall "nesting."

I have been taking a bit of a break from All That Jazz as I got ready for back to school....but now I'm feeling inspired to find some autumn goods for our space.

Stay tuned for more on that and a giveaway, in the coming week!



* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Just beautiful fall images Michelle!:)Thanks for sharing~*~* Rachel

Paint Girl said...

I just made a really good mac and cheese the other night. You missed it! Yummo! My OH said it was really cheesy, but I told him that mac and cheese is all about the mac and the CHEESE! Did he want more mac then cheese? But I think he liked it!
Oh, and I could do without the busy spiders. I don't know how many times I have ran into a web with a freakin', busy spider in it!

Kate said...

Your fall images are so very warm and cozy!!! Even though I have the beach city nearby it is always so inviting to see the beauty of what you share in. Thank you for always stopping by and leaving your warmth on my blog. Have a blessed weekend.


Dusty Devoe said...

Fall is my favorite season too! I just love it when it is sunny, the wind blowing and you can feel the crispness in the air. Beautiful pictures!

Sares said...

You always have the prettiest pictures. It looks like you took a stroll through the country! You need to fill me in on that giveaway, am I eligible?! Or am I adding an offering too?!

Desert Rose said...

You are getting REALLY GOOD with your camera! You will really like LIVING...I buy it sometimes just to read about the cool ideas...even though i will NEVER make/do any of them!!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Found you over at Fiona and Twig....sweet spot you have here. Your pics are just great.....I just purchased aperture for my Mac.....looks like you have it down pat. Hopefully.....I'll get there someday. (O:



Jennifer Rizzo said...

I am sooo happy to get back into the routine too! I am really starting to get into the fall mood now...

Jacqueline said...

My heart is strolling down autumn lane with you. And I too, bought Martha's magazine. I could not resist the mushrooms for my gnomes. Ask Sares, she will explain.
Happy Autumn to all of you. May the season bring buying customers that love your stuff!

Lissa said...

I still do the helicopter thing with my girls! and you can always count on martha for a cute, festive cover!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

My goodness, you captured some gorgeous images!