Favorite Fall Quotes

“Autumn – that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which has drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”
Jane Austen

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.”
Emily Brontë

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
George Eliot

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
Stanley Horowitz

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees.”
Faith Baldwin

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still
and watch the leaves turn.”
Elizabeth Lawrence

 

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Autumn Inspiration

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees.”
Faith Baldwin

So what do you do when you heart is anxious for Autumn
but it’s still Summer outside your door?

You dream…

And if you’re like me, you pin some of your fall favorites,

like this….

and you decorate the inside of your home so that you are
surrounded with reminders of the season you love.

 Autumn 2013

And you pray for cooler temps to return as you stock your pantry with items to make an apple tart that you may or may not make this weekend
to celebrate the first official day of Autumn. 🙂

Do you need a little more Autumn inspiration?
Check out my Autumn Love board on Pinterest!

And don’t forget to join my Harvest Party beginning next Wednesday!

What do you most look forward to with the coming of Autumn?
Please share in the comments!

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Friday Favorites – Autumn Love!

I’m sure it will come as no surprise to readers of this blog. Certainly not to those who know me well. I’m very predictable when it comes to this particular obsession.
 
I fall for it every year.
 
Can you guess what it is?
Autumn Collage
Forgive me for being coy. But, yes. It is true. I am in love with this glorious season. I have an affinity for all things Autumn! 
 
I welcome the cool breezes, the beautiful colors, the cozy sweaters. All of it. Bring on the apple cider and pumpkin pie! I’m ready. 
 
In honor of my favorite time of the year, I am passing on the following Autumn-inspired links for you to enjoy!

Places to see fall color 

Inspiring quotes about the season 

Fun Apple Recipe 

Aunt Ruthie’s Autumn Home Tour

and

  A Song For Every Season (See video below)
 One of my faves!



Have a Happy and Blessed First Day of Autumn Weekend! Linking with 

friday favorite things | finding joy

 

Welcoming Autumn

One of my simple pleasures this week:

Project Simple Pleasures2




Welcoming Autumn
to my front door…

and my table…

What more can I say?

I heart this time of year!

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Wishing you an apple cart full of autumn blessings today. If you would like to share one of your simple pleasures, feel free to click on the button at the top of this post to link up with Dayle.

Ahhh, Autumn

I took one step outside my front door last night and my heart began to flutter with the excitement of a child on Christmas Eve. With a kiss of the cool breeze on my cheek, I was instantly aware that my favorite season is about to make its presence known.

At just the hint of Autumn, my mood shifts, my heart lifts and my cares seem to drift away. Maybe it’s the beauty of nature, vibrant colors, the sun casting a softer glow, the crisp air…or maybe it’s the enticing smell of fresh-baked goodies at every turn, the thundering sound of enthusiastic fans gathering for long-awaited football games or the sheer joy of wrapping myself up in a cozy sweater with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa (with whipped cream, of course).

The truth is, when Autumn arrives, it brings with it a taste of nostalgia. Recalling the newness, the fresh hope that has come with each recurring season of my life, makes me feel young again. That same feeling of expectancy washes over me, and inspiration once again comes easy.

Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to experience this season where my senses come alive and my heart breathes a contented sigh. For this and all your gifts, I am humbly grateful.

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