Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Where My Head Is At

I know it is the week for "Christmas in July" here in Blogland, but try as I might, I can't get my head into it at all.  Especially when visions like this are all I am thinking about lately. 

I want to go to there!

I am not wishing summer away, no, not at all......

But these are the colors that speak to me, always have.  

I want to make one of these sprays for my banister.  I am over the very fussy, too floofy (is that even a word?), or too plastic-y decor of the past.  I want simple and understated.

I have always loved pumpkins.  I tried planting them with no success, but I always buy a bunch for my home in the fall.  I am so sad to see them go!  Scarecrows, love them too.  I had a huge collection, scaled it down and haven't bought any in several years.  Still love them, they are always so darn cute.

The fall just makes you want to cook and bake and put up pots of soup or chili.  


All photos are from Pinterest, my board on "Autumn", here.


  1. Mi piace questo tuo post che sa di autunno!Baci,Rosetta

  2. I look forward to fall, because maybe then I'll get to walk!

  3. I love your post. I was looking at my pumpkin page on pinterest today and thinking of all the beauty of the fall. Must be something in the air.

  4. I really love autunm is my favorite season; yoi can walk, is.not really cold and love pictures like you post today lol
    here id winter and is cold buy soon coming the spring and you will have autumn!

  5. While I try to enjoy them all, fall is my favorite by far! The colors, sites and smells, wonderful:@)

  6. Autumn is my favorite season... I take it you are feeling too warm? =D Can't bend my head around Christmas just now either no matter how close it is...five short months away will be Christmas Eve! Yikes.

  7. With such hot weather lately, I am looking forward to fall too. Lovely images! ~ Diane ~

  8. I am soooo done with the hot, humid weather. If it could still be summer without that, I'd be content with summer. But, since it can't I'm ready for the cooler, crisper weather that fall has to offer. There is something so cozy and comfy about fall. I am looking forward to it too.
    Your pictures are so pretty. We can dream, can't we?
    I agree about Christmas. As much as I love it, it makes me a little nervous to think about it this soon.

  9. Goodness, I'm with you on always looking forward to Fall!!! Ever since we moved to Texas, almost 26 years ago, I've dreaded the summers. I'm like you in that I love the fall decor and the cooking, baking and just the homey-ness.

  10. Nice to meet you Barbara! And like 'magic' here I am! :o) And here you are too....a fellow Autumn person! I can totally relate to this post as I am beginning to get Autumn on the brain as well! Here's look forward to spending the next few months eagerly anticipating it's arrival! :o)

  11. Hi Barb, even though Spring is my favorite season I do love Fall. Just yesterday I was thinking that in just over a month I'll be pulling our my Fall decor. I too love cooking in the Fall more than any other time. Must admit I had a hard time pulling out Christmas for my post. Once I started it was kind of fun.

  12. I love that spray and would love that on my banister too.

    Also, just like you I'm focused on a simple and genuine decorating and less "over the top" and plasticky. (If you can make up a word, so can I. ha!)

    For me, I'm not even letting myself think of fall yet. I am just doggone determined not to wish the summer away this year like I always do.

  13. I love winter but these pictures about autumn are very lovely.

  14. I couldn't agree more! The best thing about summer is that it leads directly to autumn.

  15. Hi Barb, thank for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. I'm with you, Fall is beautiful. The colors, the weather, the pumpkins....what's not to love? It is crazy to think about Christmas now, however I might do a re-post. Enjoy the rest of the week. .... Linda

  16. I love your beautiful fall pics. My favorite season of the year. So ready for the cooler weather, too! Your newest follower from Ivy and Elephants. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

  17. You've made me hungry for pumpkin pie! I love autumn too, but I suspect (with our drought) that we won't have the rich colors that we usually look forward to. Have a good day, Barbara!

  18. Oh yes me too! Love, love autumn as well. The colors, crisp air and sweet smells of baking cinnamon get to me everytime. Beautiful photos Barbara. I enjoyed them all.

    Happy rest of the week to you!
    ~Melissa :)

  19. Fall is my favorite!! I enjoyed every one of these wonderful images!

  20. Dearest Barbara,
    I fely a bit odd to read "Christmas in July" at first p;) I still couldn't get the point (may be being explained, and then OK)
    Yes, I love fall the best now(*^_^*)

    PS> So sorry that I missed this post, my dear friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  21. Barb, you and I are on the same page. I just simply cannot think about Christmas now. I too love fall, I love the crispness of the air. We don't have the beautiful fall color that you have in your area. I love New Hampshire in the fall as well.
    Spring is my favorite season for Savannah because of all the awesome azaleas we have in this area.
    Thank you for the breath of cool air.
    xo Ginger

  22. I agree the colors of fall are the best! I enjoy that time of year so much! I wish it would last twice as long! That country lane down to the barn is awesome!

  23. I love autumn and autumn colors too - I just hate what comes afterward.

  24. Now, now, B, it will be here soon enough!
    Love Fall, not so much winter!
    I can't believe July is over!

  25. I love fall colors and smells too but I also am savoring summer!

  26. autumn speaks to me too.. love the colors..love how I feel when I am surrounded with all the fall colors.. so why m I living in desert.. good question - hopeful not to long is my wish..wink!


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