Friday, October 9, 2009

The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of autumn

There is a celebration of all things autumn at our house: leaves, pumpkins, pies, and songs.

The Autumn Blaze Maple that Brian gave me for my birthday this past June has turned a glorious shade of red. When I chose that tree, I had read that it sometimes takes a couple of years after planting for it to give off the fiery-red color in autumn, so I was tremendously excited that our tree turned red in its very first year.

The view from our driveway

Check out all those beautiful colors!

Our pumpkin patch was causing me some worry, because it took longer than I thought it should to actually see some fruit. We kept getting these gorgeous yellow-orange blossoms but no pumpkins. Finally towards the end of September, the pumpkins began to grow.

This was the size of our pumpkins before we left for Illinois...

...and this was their size when we got back home. Such fun!

Yesterday during Jackson's afternoon nap, Caroline and I threw together an apple pie. The whole house smelled delish, and the pie was pretty tasty if I do say so myself.

Brian and I were married 5 years ago last Saturday, (been the best 5 years of my life!) and to celebrate we decided to treat ourselves to a new digital video camera. I think we've already made around 10 videos. Here is Caroline singing "It's October." The words are, "The leaves are falling everywhere. The geese are flying over. Boo! It's October."

Too cute!

1 comment:

Becca P. said...

I am so jealous of your tree, and those gorgeous leaves. They just "trimmed" the trees at the apartment. We went from summer green to bare stump in a matter of two days. So sad... no fall for us.