Once again, it's been a while since I've posted, and things probably won't change much for the foreseeable future. But all is mostly well here, except for our continued lack of energy post-covid.
We've had a spectacular autumn display of color in this part of the state. One of the best years since we returned to WNY. I'll share a few photos taken a couple weeks ago on a somewhat hazy afternoon, just before an expected rainy spell. At that time the maples were near peak. Now they have faded and the more subtle hues of maroon, golds and bronzes of the oak forests have taken over. I think I almost find the more subdued colors more inviting, there's a special softness about them that sings to my heart.
So, without further ado, a few scenes from our yard:
I typically don't do much if any decorating for the season inside the house. Thinking on why that is, I came to the conclusion that it's because this house exudes autumn all year long Many of the walls are paneled in knotty pine , the drapes are a small bittersweet hued check, and the somewhat eclectic furnishings are mostly antique or vintage pieces from family or local thrift/vintage shops. We did pick up a few small gourds on our recent trip to our favorite old barn/farm stand to stock up on plenty of winter squashes, etc. Earlier this summer we received a gift of 'fruit of the month' and the first shipment arrived packed in a little wooden crate too lovely to discard, so it was pressed into service as an autumn gourd backdrop.
More hickory nuts and a few bright leaves have been added since the photo was taken, and then today while cleaning up the side yard my husband brought in the last two sunflowers, tiny, now in a little bud vase until they fade.