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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn Rituals




Autumn has its rituals. One of ours is visiting the mountain apple farm.





Whether or not there is anything special about Dixon Apple Farm's apples is beside the point. We swear there is, and nothing else will substitute.






Fall rituals also bring changes in the way things look around the house, of course.





It's a perfect season for the patio, but the mood is different now.






We tend toward evergreens in pots because they require less attention.






Dried arrangements take on a special beauty in the fall.






Fruits and vegetables themselves provide enough on their own for a lovely centerpiece.







Does autumn feel like an earthier time for you?





Fall family rituals seem cozier. We always used to put up jars of applesauce with apples from the same orchard year after year when the family was young.






Now that we are scattered like windblown leaves to the four quarters of the country, our yellow delicious apples have moved beyond being an indispensable flavor of fall, to becoming a sweet tasting emblem of togetherness.





Fall brings thankfulness and reunion along with it. It's a natural gathering time of not only the fruits of our labors, but for shelter and company. I hope you're enjoying your own autumn rituals.

 Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline





I'm linking to House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I adore visitng here to see what new lovely vignette you've created for your post. You never disappoint. And yes, Autumn does seem earthier to me. I love the rich earthy colors of the season. ~ Sarah

Shine said...

beautiful blog.....love your autumn musings~~lovely.

Gayla said...

I can smell and taste the apples in your beautiful post! So lovely!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your yellow apples even look fresh, unlike the ones we find at the grocery store.
The earthy colours and scents of autumn are most welcome to me after summer fades.

Susy said...

A beautiful post, and so poetic. I love the flowerpot full if apples...and everything else (:

Christie said...

Coming over from 'Show Off Your Cottage!' The subtle colors you use just draw me to your pictures! I posted about apples, too! Mine is a little loud...mostly red! I just love apples! Your pictures and display just say, "warmth." Thank you! http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2010/09/apples-hot-cider-and-more-apples.html

James said...

Fresh cider is my favorite part of a visit to our local orchard. I love the Fall and your post is a lovely tribute.

Carol said...

Jacqueline, autumn is definitely earthier! I do enjoy making applesauce and apple butter, but I don't have anyone (besides me!) to eat it!
Lovely post!

Linda said...

This is such a lovely post...I love the sense of gentle autumn you've conveyed...beautiful!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Beautifully said ~ and I completely agree. I seem to move more slowly and without the rush of summer ~ Its nice to take a moment and appreciate the daily changing colors off the back porch.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful post, Jacqueline! It's so true how certain objects or places bring on new meaning once things have changed and moved on... holding special memories within your mind and a special place in your heart. Your photos are so beautiful... thanks for sharing!
~ Jo :)

seeker said...

This is my first visit...and your photos are lovely! I just joined and will read/look at photos more after work tonight :-)

Victorian1885 said...

Wonderful Fall post today...your photos are always so lovely! Enjoy your week!

Wanda

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
White, soft green (and black) are some of my favorite colors for tabletops. The peaceful, restful feeling they give are calming to one's soul. Thank you for such a lovely post. Perfect for our first day of cooler weather on the lonesome prairie.
Fondly,
Pat

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful shots! I love your fern tablecloth!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful vignette with the bucket of apples, the dried flowers and the lace. Stunning. Your pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet post...you have really captured the spirit of Autumn. Love all of your cozy pictures!

Happy Tabletop Tuesday! :-)

XO,
Janie

Sue said...

To me, there is no place on earth like New Mexico in the fall. We had our ritual of going up into the canyon, picking cat tails and pussy willows, and looking at the aspens leaves swaying in the cool mountain breeze. Mother Earth....

Cindy in Albuquerque said...

Dixon apples rock! It is a wonderful annual ritual to have. Your photos are wonderful. They always offer such a quiet, warm break to a workday.

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