Sunday, September 20, 2009

transitioning into fall

On Saturday morning the boys and I decided to do a little light cleaning (they like to get a cloth and some natural cleaner and wipe down whatever is at their height) and start transitioning the house over to fall. It certainly doesn't feel like fall here yet, but the calendar says the autumnal equinox is on Monday. We will celebrate with a tea next weekend, but for now we have added some autumnal touches to the house.
{on the dining table}
{on the nature table}
The nature table needed a good clean-up for sure. It had gotten all riotous and colorful in its end of summer incarnation. It felt good to sweep it all into the dustbin (all the perishables, at least) and start fresh. We brought home some of the first fall leaves (we picked these up on our Saturday hike in the mountains). The rustic looking apples are from our yard (they are delicious!)
{Around the Year by Elsa Beskow}

Happy first day of fall to everyone!


La Dolce Vita said...

Happy Fall! You inspire me.

briar said...

happy fal to you guys!...we are in the throes of spring and are very excited about the lambs and daffodils and TULIPS!! I have some beautifulones in my garden (on pics on my blog)....I love the ever revolving seasons, and how we can still 'see' thru your eyes another season - beautiful!

briar said...

(thats )for some reason my name links to a page thats not mine - odd! Have a great day

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Fall already... Where did the summer go???
Enjoy the new season! ;)

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Amazing that Autumn is already here. Your nature table looks beautiful, and I wish you a great start to the season.

Kelsey B. said...

what a gorgeous post. Yes, fall is finally here!

Melissa said...

I love your fall table! Fall is my favorite season. I think its the colors that grab me or maybe the scent of rain in the air. I grew up in the desert so rain is precious to me. Happy Fall to you!