A few glimpses of what welcoming the first day of Autumn looked like today.
Usually I would have gone for a drive, but there were thunderstorms on and off today, so I decided to just stay home instead. Every now and then, the sun would break through and highlight the dark stormy clouds and everything would look so pretty.
I freshened all the flowers up with cuttings from the garden.
The leaves on the Chestnut trees in the front garden have started turning brown and are littered all over the lawn.
I've put away a lot of my blue pieces, but I left the pair of ginger jars on the mantel for now. I like the slow transition from summer to fall. When I'm ready to add some pumpkins and gourds to the mantel, I will find another home for these, but until then, they will stay.
Two really easy ways to add a little bit of coziness to a room? Some natural firewood by the fireplace, and some throws for chilly mornings or evenings by the fire.
This one conveniently hides my books and things. I learned this trick from my mother in law.
The first pumpkin has made it's appearance, along with a potted kale.
I've washed and added warm weather clothes to the boys' wardrobes. It's no where near sweater weather right now, but at least I'm prepared. And in an unusual moment of foresight, I even ordered the needed snow pants and winter coats for the boys. That always sneaks up on me and by doing so early, I took advantage of a 50% off Labor day sale!
It also looked like slices of peach pie after school. I made this one this weekend. I really only make pies in the fall, save cream pies with graham cracker crust in the summer. As Thanksgiving is not far off, at least here in Canada, I have to practice a few times before I make them then.
And while pumpkins have arrived, and I'm tempted to completely outfit the front entrance, I'm not ready just yet to say goodbye to my simple Boxwoods in my urns, so they'll stay for a while longer.
I might however, see if I can sneak out once the littlest ones are in bed, to go sit with a Pumpkin Spice Latte for a while by myself. Maybe with a book? Hockey season has pretty much begun, so I don't think I'll be missed terribly.