Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Shoulder Season

September and October are referred to as the shoulder season in the travel industry. They're the months just outside of the summer vacation frenzy, and before the holidays start up. Rates are great, so it's a good time to book a trip. But it's also a great time to be back home!

September is perfect patio weather in New Mexico. The days have cooled off and the nights are still warm. It's wonderful for taking a drink and a book outside on the patio at any time of the day now. But there's definitely that feeling in the air that you need to make hay while the sun shines.

I've brought out my ferns for a few weeks of fresh air before they will need to go back inside. It's been far too hot for them outside until now. I can feel that curling up with a book weather right around the corner.  For now I'll do my perusing in the fresh air!

I'm loving September's welcoming shoulder!
I hope you are too!
Ciao! for now!


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Marydon said...

Another beautiful visit & share, Jacqueline. I love the top planters, I have them.

Have a beautiful holiday ~

bj said...

So nice to see you visited today..I always love your company. :)
O, so far, September has been such a relief to us out here in West Texas. We had the longest,hottest and driest summer...and sooo ready for cooler days and nights. Today was so nice..and we are supposed to get down to the middle 50's in the morning. Out here, we jump from 103 to 70, almost overnight. :)) Course, there's some sort of front, I think.

I love all the beautiful planters here. I hope someday to visit your shop. We used to come to Alb. quite of our favorite places.:)

loulou said...

Hello Jacqueline

a pretty post with the ferns

I haven't seen maiden hair fern for such a long time and I have always felt it is the most prettiest fern - it is so feminine.

have a great day ahead and stay well



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful display, Jacqueline! I love your fern in the first picture and you've given me a great idea for a tureen I found at the thrift store that had no lid. It may just become a planter for a pretty plant like yours!

time worn interiors said...

I love to be outdoors, even in the heat! But the cooler temps are much nicer to relax in! Lovely photos!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline
I've never heard the shoulder term before, but it makes sense. I like the pots and book with bird drawings on your table.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Isn't September wonderful! Cool mornings and lower humidity here in PA! Happy Labor Day Jacqueline:@)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

that was some yumminess! Thanks for sharing.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Jacqueline!

I never heard of that term before either!
Thanks for that little bit of advice!

Your vignette has me wishing I was heading out for an antiquing day but it is not in the plans unfortunately today!

I just noticed your brown transferware butter keep with the cow on top!
Oh MY heavens! THAT is to die for!
Have never seen one like that.

Have a nice holiday.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I have to tell you that I have that same plant stand. It belonged to my mom. I painted it maroon when we moved and kept it in the house. This summer I painted it white and moved it to the screened porch. I ALMOST posted about it today, but when I checked my pictures, alas, I only had the after and not the before. So I'll just enjoy your post instead.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the vase. You give me so many good ideas. I love how you dressed up this setting.

Carolyn said...

I am loving this shoulder season too! We are having great weather but there is a freshness to the air.
Hope you get to enjoy some nice relaxing time outdoors on your pretty porch.

Take care,

Gwendolyn said...

What beautiful and charming whites on your patio! I need to wear a sweater on my outside deck now, here in Mi.

Sarah said...

More beautiful images! I'm ready for fall, and I'm happy to say that today was delightful. Finally we had some cool temps. Hope it says around.

under spanish moss said...

We are looking forward to some cooler weather down South. Beautiful ferns and vignettes!
Angela and Renee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your plants and the way you have them displayed. So pretty. The table is such a wonderful place to sit and enjoy everything and read a wonderful book. Fantastic tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Your page is delightful! I am new to blogging and I am so happy to be finding so many kindred spirits, we share the love of white! I will visit your page often.

Amber@ junkaholicsunanimous

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