Is anyone else ready for crisp fall weather, sweaters, colorful leaves, ripe pumpkins and hot chocolate? I know I am! Here are a few of my favorite fall pictures.
There is a chilly little nip in the air these days.
The low temperature last night was a frosty 27 degrees.
Here is our pumpkin yesterday.
And here it is today. The frost really zapped the leaves. The pumpkin is fine and we are looking forward to some delicious homemade pumpkin bread.
Our poor zucchini plants didn’t appreciate the frost at all. Luckily we had already picked the last of the summer squash.
The cool air had some moisture and there is a bit of snow on the mountains above us. The snow level was 2500 feet.
The chilly air makes our first fire of the season feel very nice! We are glad we’ve got our firewood split and stacked high.
The leaves continue to show their fall colors, it is really beautiful to see.
The leaves of the “big leaf” Maples are huge.
The leaves are covering our drive, which is a look I love. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and is especially beautiful here.
Everyone here is getting ready for winter – even the squirrels. This one is cleaning up some of the birdseed the blue jays have scattered everywhere.
He seems a little startled to realize I was taking his picture. I guess this is a “squirrel in the headlights” look?
The cooler weather here – highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s – has announced the arrival of autumn. And with it come the beautiful fall colors.
The leaves on the vine maples have begun to turn red and orange.
The leaves are falling and cover our loop road.
All around we see the signs of fall. It is such a change for us to have four distinct seasons.
The cool air is wonderfully crisp and clean. The leaves are beautiful, it is hard to resist taking lots of pictures.
The bracken ferns are turning brown and the clouds are low on the mountains.
The animals know it is time to prepare for winter. Simon and Theodore are busy scooping up the birdseed that the helpful jays have scattered everywhere.
It is a beautiful time of year here and we are enjoying it.