Friday, August 28, 2009

Let's get in the fall mood....

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite season. I look forward to October when Michigan shows her glorious colors. I'm dreaming of eating fresh apple pie, drinking cold cider and decorating the cabin with several pumpkins and mums.

And of course I'm going to have to rake a leaf pile to jump into! The yellow fall leaves are my favorite! What is your favorite fall leaf color?

Let's take a look at the Autumn photos I shot last year in northern Michigan...











This one was actually taken a few years ago from the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City.


*I apologize f0r my lack of blog posts and visits. I've been busy getting ready for school and started classes this week! That will be another post. Hope you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to catching up with you!

39 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I too love autumn and these gorgeous photos really put me in the mood!

Mildred said...

Such warm and colorful photos Shelley. I love Autumn too. I can imagine how fun it is for you to decorate the cabin with pumpkins and mums. This year, Scout can go Trick or Treating!

Charli and me said...

Autumn is my favorite season too. Your photos are lovely. I can't believe how fast summer has went this year.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am GREEN with envy. REALLY green. That is all the colors we have in Florida. Green or gone. Nothing in between. Have you ever seen a palm tree go from green to orange to red to brown? Me neither.
Love the photos and the explanation to where you have been.
take care, Suz

basketsnprims said...

Beautiful photos, Shelley. I don't have a favorite fall leaf color ~ they are all gorgeous.
hugs,
Pam

grammy said...

Love the colors. We have the gold aspens in the mountains... but never much orange or red. Have fun with school.

Arlene said...

I love all season well, maybe not winter as much but it has to happen so I have to accept it!! Love the photo of fall!!!

IRENE said...

Although it is stillvery hot here, I am beginning to feel that sweet longing for the nest...Thank you for puting it to images!Always love visitng your blog.

Darla said...

Looking forward to some slightly cooler temps around here. The fall color is beautiful...are you a teacher?

Cedar ... said...

Those are beautiful shots. The leaves are just starting to turn here in the Adirondacks, I dread a long and cold winter. But you are right, the glorious colors are a great celebration to the end of summer.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley beautiful photos of such a beautiful place you live!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful pictures Shelley and I see the grocerie stores have all their mums out for sale so fall is on it's way.
The best to your schooling and enjoy Scout and Marving this fall season.
Rondell

Calming Scents said...

I love Fall also, but yet, I'm just so not ready for what is after that.

I cant say goodbye to summer yet, and its very obvious Fall is arriving.

Carol said...

Hi Shelley,
Autumn is my favorite time of year too! I can't wait to start decorating for the season in a few days!

Hugs,
Caol

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

In the fall you should post both pictures from last year and new pics. from this year to see the difference. That would be fun.
Here I am telling you what to do. I guess sisters can do that right, LOL.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Since Fall is my favorite season also, and since log cabins, woods, and beautiful leaves go together...I can't wait to see your posts. The two you shared today sure do get me excited for the season. Best wishes in your classes.

Madison said...

My favorite fall leaf color is either Yellow or orange. Great photos Shelley!! Hope you had a great Summer!!

Love, Madison

Tami said...

Fall is my favorite season! I can't wait!

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word Shelley don't scare me!!
Initially I thought the first was of Michigan now...we still want to make a visit up your way to visit friends...I'm NOT ready for fall..give me summer all year!!!
Oh if I must choose it's the red leaves!!

Sandi Keene said...

Love the seasons we are now coming up on. Oct, Nov Dec are my fave months. Here in FL I really miss the fall season of color. So beautiful, Shelley!

manker said...

i'm looking forward to fall.. tho my question being here in montana... "where's my dang summer" ? Still kinda waiting 4 it.

happy trails
gp

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, As you know, I love Autumn--and am ready myself for the Fall colors. Your colors are amazing. Wish we could see them in person.

Tell us about school.. What classes? Full load?? I don't think I could go back to school now.. Too many other things going on... ha ... I admire you.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Good luck with school! That should be quite an adventure. These photos are gorgeous, so we csn understand why autumn is your favorite season.

The White Bench said...

Dear Shelley,
you know I loooove Fall too!!Can't wait to see the cabin all dressed up with pumpkins!!!!!
Hugs,
Monicax.

Judy said...

I love your fall photos. Fall is my favorite time of year too. I'm going to decorate next weekend. I'm taking a couple of extra days off work so I'll have a 5 day weekend to have fun.

Anne said...

Mmmmmm..... there's a nip in the air here too!

Connie said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I guess it helps to have scenery like that to photograph. I was just thinking yesterday that I can get out my fall decor for the house. It's hard to think it's fall here when we are still having HOT summer weather.

Looking forward to seeing more of your fall colors.
Connie

Tricia said...

S'ok! I love love love fall! In a year's time, I wish we could go from spring to fall to spring & to fall again! No Summer No Winter! hehehehe

Jen said...

If we could just skip winter...all would be wonderful. ha!
school???

Constance said...

The colors just take my breath away! Fall is my favorite season as well. I can't wait to start my Fall decorating even if it's still obnoxiously hot outside!
Connie

Jane In The Jungle said...

Classes????
I adore fall!! The reds are my fave! The dogwoods are changing a little around here. The last week of September we're going on vacation to the Gatlinburg/Cherokee NC area, can't wait for all that color!!

Leedra said...

School??????

I thought fall had already arrived in your area when I first saw the pic...was thinking "NO!!!!!!!!!!!". I am not ready, although earlier today I was thinking about where to go for fall photos this year. I am still glad to see these are from previous years.

Miss B. said...

I love, love, love these pictures! Fall is the best season here as well!

I am so jealous that you have a Log Cabin, it's our dream to have one someday. Very beautiful!

Debbie said...

Mmmmm.....apple cider, spice donuts, squash soup, cool air, woodsmoke, pumpkins, candles, cozy afghans, thanks for conjuring up the images. I love the leaves that still have green contrasting the orange, yellow and red. Scout will love rolling in the leaves...such a pretty picture!

Barbara said...

Shelly, I am running late with comments, but I came to say hello and the pictures are beautiful. It is still very hot here and we will have very little color. Our leaves have been yellow and falling off all summer due to drought.
Roy and I are headed to Virginia at the end of this month, so maybe we will see some fall colors.

Barbara

smallpines said...

Do, let's get in the Fall mood! My absolute favorite time of year - just cool enough, clear, and gorgeous. Really beautiful pics this entry.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I thought about you today as I looked at my newly decorated cork board. It has one of your beautiful cards on it. Made me miss you, so I thought I would let you know. I am aware that you are crazy busy with school...but it never hurts to let someone know they are missed!

~ Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home said...

Oh my Shelley, how beautiful those pics are! Fall is my favorite season!

I have missed you, but then I haven't been around much either!

I wish you the best with school! I'll look forward to hearing more about it!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Catherine Holman said...

What beautiful photos! Autumn is my favorite time of year too. I love the smell of wood burning in fireplaces and the musty scent of leaves that have fallen.