This year, I'm anticipating the arrival of fall more anxiously than in
Perhaps the many months spent laboring in the
sweltering heat—restoring the gardens and clearing the barns—has
intensified my desire for cooler temperatures.
As a matter of fact, I've been so engrossed in these tasks
that I've almost let the first signs—ones that signal fall is on its way—slip
right past me.
a short while ago, have given way to a more autumnal array.
Their bright cheery faces are but one of the many
things that make fall my favorite season.
I'm actually quite nostalgic about this particular time of year. Some of
my most cherished childhood memories revolve around
we celebrate my Yankee sweetheart's birthday each fall...
in addition to our anniversary.
But it's also the colors of the season that make it so appealing to me. The warmth
of the saturated hues wrap around you like a well-worn,
cozy quilt on a crisp, cool evening.
around The Brambleberry Cottage, fall also means
it's apple picking time. ; )
Those juicy, wholesome orbs find their way into pies,
cobblers, and a wide assortment of taste-tempting treats...
and, hopefully, this year, even fresh apple cider.
I'm so looking forward to gathering the benches, chairs, and tables
from the barn, and...
rounding up the extra quilts and pillows for our fall festivities.
It's a time when our family and friends assemble to enjoy
blazing bonfires beneath star-studded skies.
Happily, the signs of the season are upon us...
a season for celebrating a few of life's
simple country pleasures.
Mary's Share the Love Wednesday,