It's so hard to grasp that summer's end is already here. The familiar sound of school buses have been heard in our neighborhood, and with that means that harvest season is here!
My Gooseberry Patch wall calendar (above) features one of my many summer loves - Farmers Markets! I live in the country (well the 'burbs, technically) but work in the city...so no matter where I go, there are wonderful farmers markets to be found! We look forward to them each week, not only for farm fresh produce (which is locally grown - so much better for you to know where your food is coming from - and also to support your local farmers), but also for beautiful plants, herbs, honey, freshly baked pies and cakes, and beautiful flowers!
One of my adorable farm farm tea towels - perfect for this time of year!
|Farm fresh dinnerware is perfect!|
|More garden fresh tea towels ~ I love these with the recipes on them.|
With the abundance of garden produce available on store shelves, from backyard gardens and farmers markets, there's virtually no excuse for not eating healthy this time of year! Our vegetable garden is brimming with yummy veggies and herbs, just ripe for the picking.
Plump garden pumpkins are growing in anticipation of fall!
Each evening the air has been just a tad cooler, with that certain unexplainable nip in the air that whispers the season is about to change. A few scattered leaves pepper the lawns...some of which have already begun to change their color.
And with the calendar page about to turn to September, I've been gradually pulling out my favorite fall books to dream and plan :)
Curled up in the backyard with seasonal ideas swirling around in my head, I'm just overjoyed that my favorite season of all is nearly here - AUTUMN!
With fall brings so many things that I love: cheery pumpkins, cozy soft throws, colorful leaves crunching underfoot, savory comfort foods to warm the soul, fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, chilly evenings spent around a bonfire, seasonal scents of apple and pumpkin pie, blustery autumn winds, and warm, toasty sweaters.
Sigh....pure bliss! :)
|Don't you love our little backyard campfire sign?|
I hope you're taking time to savor this exciting time of year and all the beauty of the season.
What are you looking forward to this fall?