Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall is here!

Bad blogger (a.k.a. ME!) is back and excited for my favorite season - fall! We are headed up next week to the cabin for several days and the colors should be at their peak in Northern Michigan.




I also saw my first eastern Blue Bird! I was so excited - took several bad shots and the only one that was half-way decent was this one of him apparently snubbing me. Ah well, I probably deserved it!


How are the fall colors in your area? Have you been doing any fall baking?

28 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

Fall in the mountains with leaves peaking in a log cabin. Does it get any better than that? Enjoy every minute!

Daisy said...

Your colors are pretty, Shelley! Our trees have changed a lot just in the last few days. Hope you have a great time at the cabin. :)

Carol said...

Hey, Shelley!
So good to see a post from you! Happy fall to you, enjoy your weekend.

Smiles,
Carol

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Hey Shelley, welcome back. You've been missed. Fall is indeed beautiful and also my favorite season. Here in northern NH it's been unseasonably warm and I'm still getting tomatoes from my garden. We've only had 2 or 3 frosts and I've only needed to start the wood stove once.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

The fall has been long and beautiful here. I can't complain. Normally by now we have snow. I'm glad it is the same for you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Hi Shelley! Missed you...

Love your bluebird pic. We have them here in NC too.

Sounds like fall in your log home will be wonderful!

Dar said...

I don't know what you're shooting with but your photography is absolutely vivid. Loved looking back. Our fall peak was over two weeks ago and we are in NorthCentral WI...the lakes keep your colors longer, lucky you. Have a great weekend at that gorgeous cabin.
BlessYourHeart

George said...

We went to the Smokeys today and saw some gorgeous autumn colors. They are just starting to show up around the house.
I can't imagine why that bluebird would ignore you. I couldn't imagine doing that to you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

He was snubbing you because you forgot about your blog friends. And he has a blog too. :)
Fall color?? what??? green????
Missed you!!!!

KathyB. said...

Oh, I wish blue-birds were more common around here. We do get the dramatic and stunning Stellar Jays though, and they are fun to watch even though they are bullies.

Fall in a cabin in the mountains with your gorgeous Bernese mountain dog.... you are so blessed Shelley !

Charli and me said...

Hi Shelly, It was so good to hear from you. I hope all of your family and little critters are doing well. There is nothing quite like autumn in Michigan. It's so beautiful here! I hope you have a great weekend. Charli is sending woffs your way :>)

NCmountainwoman said...

Aside from the wonderful local apples, we are already baking up a storm. Baked acorn squash with apple; stuffed butternut squash; pumpkin bread to mention a few.

Colors are great here and will peak in another week or so. That is, if this wind ever stops blowing the leaves off the trees.

Powell River Books said...

Our fall colours are several weeks late. Up the lake the maples are just starting to turn. Usually by now they are already gold and orange. I am getting a new propane fridge and oven next week. Then I'll try a bit of baking just for the fun of it. - Margy

nancy said...

ahhh I miss the colors of northern michigan in the fall.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Yesterday we were hiking in the mountains and I actually thought about you and your cabin. It is the most beautiful season here for the colors. We are enjoying all the time outdoors. Great pictures!

blessedmom's simple home said...

We don't get Fall colors that are nearly as vibrant as yours. It's been staying pretty warm here too. We're so ready for the weather to change!
Have a great week!
Blessings,
Marcia

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Drove to see family in Michigan and the colors were marvelous. Closer to home, an apple crisp was in the oven over the weekend :)

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I know you're just itchin' to get to the cabin, Shelley, and I don't blame you. Can't wait to see some of your gorgeous pics once you're there. Enjoy!

April said...

We've missed you, Shelley! Those fall colors are outstanding! I can hardly wait for ours to reach their peak!

Tami Weingartner said...

Hello! Welcome to Fall! Love the Bluebird shot.

PatsyAnne said...

Welcome back - you were missed! As were your other three :-)

Hopefully you'll post more than once every three months - but we all hung in there knowing you would surface and bring us up to date... love the pictures!

Monica said...

Hellooo! Just wanted to say hi and tell you I miss visiting here!
Sending hugs,
Monica xo

The Code is the Code! said...

Very nice pet of pictures.

Charli and me said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope you have the best holiday ever ♥

Calming Scents said...

Hi Shelly, been along time! Hope your well. I'm doing so so, have some new life struggles dealt to me. Life is one bump after another!

Jan Tanis Designs said...

I see you disappeared again - hope you're doing just fine!

Merry Christmas!!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Haven't seen any posts from you in a while, Shelley...just checking in to see if you're okay.

I miss your pretty pics, and Marvin too.

Hugs,
Pam

Calming Scents said...

Hi! I see your not around much either! I hope you find your way back..I'm trying to find my way back..thank you for your encouraging words. I'm doing ok..