Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October days...

Usually, when I think of October, I think of pumpkins and fallen leaves.  Perhaps blue skies and cold, crisp nights.  Wood smoke in the air and Canadian Geese passing overhead.

Typically I like to decorate the outside of my home with simple, natural items.  Especially pumpkins, fall mums or even black and orange violas which I used last year.

This year, the gardens at Red Gate Farm still seem to think it's September.  Somewhere Mother Nature has missed looking at the calendar, the zinnias are still putting on a show.... a better show than July that is.  I find it odd that I'm out counting my impatiens that are still looking their summery best...

Instead of being out counting pumpkins by the pumphouse.  In fact this year I believe I will only need one hand to count my pumpkin harvest...  Cady, our yellow lab, won't have to wonder why I've piled a mass of pumpkins by the driveway once again....

The miniature pumpkin filled window boxes from years past.... well there isn't any pumpkins for them.

But that's ok, because the flowers are still growing in them and so there isn't actually any room for pumpkins anyway....

Our spring was late, our summer was late and now it seems that our autumn is late too.

Still waiting for the leaves to fall.... for fall,


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18 comments:

  1. Oh, i love the galvanized bin filled with fall decor! incredibly fantastic idea! thanks for sharing over here at Outdoor Fall Decor's new linky party! hugs....

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  2. Your zinnias are lovely and I love the pumpkins and sunflowers in the old watering tank. Mother nature is all mixed up this year it seems. The leaves have all turned here in Minnesota but we are having August temps (88 today) in October.
    Enjoy the fall.
    Barb

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  3. The same is true here. The zinnias are tall and the grass is green and thick...almost like spring. Thanks for sharing your photos...the overflowing trough is really pretty!

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  4. Love your header! It has been an odd year, everything is running late. Leaves here are now starting to look pretty but very little on the ground. I wonder what our winter will bring?

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  5. I adore all of your Fall decor!!! So gorgeous! You have talent :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo, misha

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  6. Beautiful photos! I see you are a big fan of this season too. Enjoy, ad thank you for the sweet visit! Do come again:)

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  7. Great fall photos and I especially like the old trough filled with pumpkins and sunflowers.

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  8. Loved these photos. I'm not ready for fall yet. Still have beach days here. Thank Goodness!

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  9. What a gorgeous display! The very picture of fall.

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  10. Love all the photos of your adorable fall displays. I can't believe you flowers are still doing so well, I would take flowers over fall any day. I'm a summer girl!

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  11. Hi Chris! I'm a new follower of yours. I saw your post on Fishtail Cottage's blog. Love your photos of fall & your farm in general! Cindy

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  12. Your pumpkins are fabulous!! I cannot grow a pumpkin for the life of me. I think my planters are too small. I am city girl.

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  13. Poor pumpkin harvest at my house too!!! Went to Stoney Ridge yesterday and they seemed to do quite well there!!!
    Went to Wenatchee last weekend and the leaves are just starting to turn. Wanted to get some Braeburn apples, but they are still 2 weeks out!! What will winter bring?

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  14. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments on my fall decor posts. We are hosting the big family Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday (25 or so) but fortunately start up weekend for hockey was last weekend, with a break this weekend.

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  15. We're just starting to get some fall color here. It's a little late, but that's OK.
    Your flowers do look amazing!

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  16. We just took a drive to Vermont on Sunday and usually the leaves have turned by now. There were patches along the highway but not the brilliant colors we are used to. I love your header and the photos were lovely. I especially liked your gorgeous lab checking out the pumpkins.

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  17. I never tire of looking at your gardens. Every image is breathtaking! It wasn't a good year for pumpkins here either but I'm already planning for next year. : )

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