2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Halloween Season

Hello October 2022!

πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸ

October has arrived!
October Autumn leaves of red and gold that crunch beneath your feet,
Pumpkins on front porches, candy corn, and trick-or-treat,
Tart and tangy cider, apples ripened on the trees,
A hint of winter coming on the chilly autumn breeze.

πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸ

My favorite month has arrived! October has all the beautiful Autumn activities I like the most. We can go pumpkin picking at the farms; wear sweaters, while shopping for Autumn goodies; eat and drink a lot of Pumpkin Spice-everything. and watch the leaves finally turning in beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. In the meantime, decorations will go up to make our house and yard look more spooky for the Halloween season. I LOVE OCTOBER!

πŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸπŸŽƒπŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Goodbye September 2022!

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

October is almost here!

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Beautiful Colors of Autumn (4)

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Autumn Bradford Pear Leaves

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Mabon

Autumnal Equinox/Mabon 2022

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Happy Autumn & Blessed Mabon!

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Beautiful Colors of Autumn (3)

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Autumn Photos with Sara in November 2010

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Festivals · Special Events

Watertown Fall Festival 2022

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Today was the Fall Festival in Watertown, Connecticut. A lot of vendors and food trucks were present to sell homemade goods, and introduce themselves and their businesses. The Military, Police Department, and Boys Scout looked for recruiting kids and young adults. But when you look for me at a festival, look no further than the Artsy and Crafty canopy tents. And I love to look at dresses. Unfortunately, at the fairs and festivals, the vendors never have them in my size, which can be frustrating at times. However, it was a beautiful sunny day. While Sara walked around with her friends, Kevin and I hung out with Lily’s mom. We had quite a conversation and didn’t even notice how fast the time flew by. Once the vendors packed their items, it was time to leave the park.

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Beautiful Colors of Autumn (2)

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Autumn Sweetgum Leaves

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · In Our Garden · On Our Property

My Scandinavian Autumn Gnomes/Tomte Nisse (1)

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ Happy Autumn! πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚

Last year in July, Kevin bought me a set of Autumn Tomte Nisse (Scandinavian aka. Swedish Gnomes). I was so excited and could barely wait for Autumn. I remembered that I wanted to do some photo shoots with these little guys. Here are the results of the first shooting. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do. Either way, I had a lot of fun with Sven, Christopher, and Gunnar. Yes, I picked some Swedish names for my gnomes as well. πŸ˜‰

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Beautiful Colors of Autumn (1)

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Autumn Bradford Pear Leaves

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Festivals · Special Events

A Visit At The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Lebanon: Grand Opening Weekend In September 2022

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Connecticut Renaissance Fair 2022

Kevin, Sara, Lily, and I went to the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Lebanon this morning. They have the three days Grand Opening & Market Weekend due to Labor Day. And we wanted to go there and check it out. It is a much smaller Faire than the one in Waxahachie, Texas. But it seems more family-oriented and people are much closer to one another. In other words, it’s a festival in a small-town neighborhood, where everyone knows each other. We were comfortable enough to let the girls go on their own adventure, while Kevin and I looked at each booth and tent. Sara and Lily got their faces painted by #facecandyjenna. Jenna has an account at https://www.tiktok.com/@facecandyjenna

We are planning to visit the Renaissance Faire in October, again. The All Hallows Weekend is on October 15 & 16, 2022. Halloween Knights will be in the after-hours on October 15, 2022. The girls can dress up in their Halloween Costumes and enjoy the festivities.

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Festivals · Special Events

Apple Picking At The Rogers Orchards In Southington, Connecticut 2022 πŸŽ

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Kevin, Sara, and I went to an orchard for apple picking today. We could pick Gala, Honey Crisp, and McIntosh apples. But first, we had to purchase a bag at the gate, before we could enter the orchard. Well, we’ve got over a dozen fresh-picked apples for $14. And we made sure we filled the back up to the rim. When I went over to the row of Gala apples, I picked the perfect apple: nicely red with a stem and a little leaf on it. Kevin mentioned: “This is the perfect teacher’s apple. Sara, you can bring this one to your new school teacher on Tuesday.” Sara replied: “That would be Ms. ***. She’s my math teacher.” We all began to laugh. Math is not Sara’s strong suit. After filling up the whole bag and munching on another apple, we made our way back to the car. Apple picking should be an annual family tradition in our house.

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2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Echo Lake Park In Early September 2022

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

It has been a while since I was at Echo Lake Park. The last time Kevin and I visited the park we saw the beaver pulling a big tree branch across the lake. This was shortly after school ended. Now that school is back in session and Autumn is coming, I’ll visit the lake more frequently again. A few trees showed signs of Autumn. But I also enjoy the native blooms at the park. The Common Evening Primroses, Goldenrods, Joe-Pye Weeds, Knotweed, and Purple Loosestrifes are in full bloom. Geese and ducks hang out at Echo Lake Park. They enjoy the cooler mornings and warm afternoons as well. It was a beautiful day today.

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Back To School 2022/2023

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Today is the first day of “Back To School”. Our youngest, Sara, is the only one left to go to regular school. Sara is a 7th grader in Middle School. And she will ride on the school bus for the first time this year. Not that Sara is happy about the bus ride. But this will help me with scheduling appointments and I don’t have to worry about picking her up from school. I have the feeling she will make some friends on the school bus as well. Now off to new adventures and learning. I remember, 7th grade was my favorite school year. πŸ“šπŸŽπŸ¦‰

Happy First Day Back To School!

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2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn

Hello September 2022!

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

September

Indian Summer breezes blow
The geese are taking flight.
A softly glowing harvest Moon
lights up the starry night.
The special warmth and happiness
we feel throughout September.
Will fill our hearts all Winter long
with beauty to remember.

Author: Unknown

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2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · In Our Forest · On Our Property

Autumn Creeps Into The Valley

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

Signs of Autumn 2022

πŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸ

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · In Our Forest · On Our Property

Thunderstorms & Early Signs of Autumn In New England

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This afternoon, we finally got the welcome rain we needed so desperately. And we still could use more rain in New England. We had a nice thunderstorm. Once the sun came back out, I could see the rainbow in the distance. The drought took a toll on the trees. There is a chance, we might get an early Autumn display this year. Some of the trees and vines have changed their colors significantly over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully, not all leaves will turn in September. It would be nice to have an Indian Summer throughout October.

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