Monday, October 01, 2007

~Welcome October!~

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots
may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on
the feelings, as now in October.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Here are some simple pleasures to welcome in the wonderful month of October!

~Plan an outing to a pumpkin patch or farmers' market. Go on a search for the perfect pumpkin.

Door Stop by Neil Faulkner

~Take a drive in the country to admire all the colors of the season. Take along a picnic!

Autumn Road by Diane Romanello

~Watch a squirrel gather nuts for the winter.

Acorns and Oak Leaves by Giclee Print

~Bring home a small pot of mums for your kitchen table.

Fall Mum by Barbara Kelley

~Make caramel apples and share them with friends.

The Cider Mill, 1880 by John Brown

~Harvest your herbs and flowers and hang them in your kitchen to dry.

Hanging Dried Herbs by T. Chiu

~Enjoy the longer Autumn evenings with your family. Give them the gift of togetherness.

Cozy Cabin by Judy Gibson

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!
-Humbert Wolfe

I hope you all have a wonderful October!

46 comments:

Gena said...

Kelli, I hope you have a wonderful October as well! I love all the pictures you put in your post - they are lovely.

Mrs.B said...

All are wonderful ideas, thank you! (o:

Julie said...

Still kind of looking for it down here in Texas - since it is a warm 93 today...and humid!

Just Mom said...

Fabulous.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very lovely, and thanks for the ideas! It is very fall-like here and I am loving every minute of it!
~Amy

Becky said...

How lovely Kelli. Thank you for getting me in the spirit of October.

diana said...

i spent most of yesterday indoors - watching baseball and football. then, around the dinner hour, i went out on the back deck and the crisp autumn air hit me. there's just something special about the feel and smell of the air in the fall months that i just love. welcome october!

Anne F. said...

You have a way of making it all seem romantic. Hope you get to enjoy your October.

Lori said...

Beautiful pictures.
Happy October.

Jen said...

"I hope you all have a wonderful October!"
I hope you do too
those are great prints
I especially like the Diane Romanello
one

however as Im on the other side of the world from you we are heading into Spring

Paula said...

Kelli, your pictures are just lovely--am planning on doing several of the items you wrote about.

Blessings,
Paula

Jo said...

Gorgeous!

Janice said...

Thank you for sharing your joys of October. It IS a beautiful time of year and I plan to take in every moment of it.
Blessings!

PEA said...

I so love the month of October, just seems to have a magical feel to it...maybe it's the caramel apples?? lol Wonderful ways to celebrate Autumn!! xox

Tracy said...

All great ideas. I love the pictures that you chose.

Susie said...

What wonderful ideas to enjoy this beautiful time of year Kelli!
Our weather is just beautiful right now :)

Cris said...

Wishing you a great October too! You make it sound so romantic, you see beauty everywhere! Thanks for the e-mail, I will get back to you tomorrow. xoxox

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Thanks for the ideas!

Chrissy

LBP said...

I love to do all those things in the fall as well. We always take a picnic lunch and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is so beautiful this time of year.

Hootin'Anni said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, so beautiful, so relaxing!!! I loved every ONE you shared.

Thanks for the well wishes for my recovery.

Sharon said...

Beautiful post! Great ideas! Isn't fall a great season! I am so thankful that God gave us seasons, they all have such beauty and it gives us something to look forward to and appreciate!

Have a wonderful day! Sharon

Britta said...

I wish you a wonderful and colorful october. Love your post.

Hugs, Britta

Jen said...

I feel cozy just reading this! We leave for Fl on friday and I look forward to driving through Alabama and Tn.....just to see the beautiful colors......

Christina said...

Wonderful ideas!!!
Caramel Apples... we'll have to do this!!!
And... pull Taffy!!! (We're hoping to do this one soon.)

Jennifer said...

Happy October!

My husband and I have decided to start a tradition where we go on a quest to Virginia to pick out the best pumpkin for our front porch :o) I can't wait! what a great list you have there.

Storybook Woods said...

A perfect welcome to October. Clarice

Mrs. U said...

Wonderful ideas, Kelli!!!

It's hard to believe that October is ALREADY here!!! Where has the time gone??

His,
Mrs. U

ellen b said...

Ahhh, lovely pleasures...

Anna S said...

Why, oh why did you have to mention caramel apples. You got me craving one :)

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) What scrumptious pictures! I could dance right into any one of them and be perfectly content to celebrate fall there. Have a lovely October, too! Love, Q

Karen said...

ooohhh, I'm getting excited for the cold weather and all these fun things to do!

Sandra said...

Loved it Kelli, these are all great ideas and I was actually surprised at how many I already do LOL

I feel all accomplished and stuff LOL

Mindy said...

Beautiful Kelli! I hope your enjoying the start of the Fall season.

Pam said...

Hey Miss Kelli! I can't believe it, it seems as though I haven't been by to visit your wonderful blog in like--forever!!

It's very warm and inviting with all the fall pictures! Great ideas you posted too! Take care! It was nice visiting you again.

Brenda said...

That was beautiful. I live all year for just those things!

Sarah Markley said...

These are gorgeous! October has always been my favorite month - even when I was a child (I think I liked how fun it was to actually write the word "october"!) Silly, I know.

Sara said...

I really enjoyed all the artwork you selected for this post - so autumn-y and lovely.

CONNIE W said...

Besides the pumpkins and bittersweet, I like to buy apples and the caramel / peanut butter dip for snacks. I like them better than caramel apples. Thanks for sharing such pretty photos.

Myrna said...

You are always full of good ideas! It doesn't feel like October yet in Tennessee--hovering around 90. It can't stay hot forever1

Jen in MS said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't believe it's October already! My baby girl turns 7 this month.....I better get busy with some planning!

Kimmie said...

Kelli

blessings over your October...May the days therein be filled with the goodness of the Lord!

Love the pictures you chose, very peace-filled!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

nannykim said...

love the last pic especially--Yikes!! 40 some odd comments!! WOW

Priscilla said...

I do love these pictures, they sum up fall to me and warm nights. I could spend ages just getting lost in the mood they create.......Thank you

Priscilla x

Amydeanne said...

beautiful! hope you have a wonderful october as well!

Myrna said...

Great October ideas! I'm thining I may make that Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread for my Bible study group. It sounds delicious! I'll let you know if I actually get it done! :-)

Rowan said...

These are lovely and inspiring pictures to go with some wonderful ideas for autumn.