Wednesday, October 24, 2007

And One of My Favorite Pastimes . . .


(Sheepish grin) . . . making a list. This one's about autumn, my favorite time of the year.

What do I think of when I think autumn?

Trees
leaves
color
orange
yellow
brown
red

Trees
bare
dying
sleeping
wet bark

Trees
leaves everywhere
in my pond
on my porch
on my car
on the ground
in the air

Leaves
blowing
scattering
falling
wet
crunchy
beautiful
decorative

Air
crisp
cool
warm
windy
wet
heat
cold

Harvest
fruits
vegetables
grain
apples
cider-warm and cold
pumpkins
food
pies
soup
corn
Indian corn
gourds


Fun
sticky and browned marshmallows
hotdogs
cookouts
weiner roasts
stories
hayrides
big moons

Full barns
Ready-for-winter animals
squirrels
walnuts
hickory nuts
wooly worms

Living
poems
dreaming
writing

Leaden skies
blue, and purple, and orange skies
big moons
misty valleys
cold nights, crisp mornings
orange lights
heavy clouds
sunny days
rain
wet
damp

Fun
scarecrows
crows
candles


Autumn



Here's a fun outdoor decoration. Just make sure to keep a close eye!
Hanging lantern

Among the garden fall decorations the most famous item is the gourd or pumpkin.
  • Cut the gourd on the top
  • Take out all the pulp from inside with a spoon.
  • Make a hole on both the sides with a screwdriver. Make the hole near the upper side cut.
  • Tie a copper wire on both the sides to make it a handle
  • Put a small tea candle on it and hang it anywhere to create a dreamy aura.


Quote:
I saw old autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. --Thomas Hood


Blessings!

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