Welcome, Great Pumpkin


I don’t know if it’s the colors or the smells that make Fall my favorite season. Or the cool weather that comes in to rescue me from the summer heat.  Ahhh…there are so many things that I love about fall.

I was soooo looking forward to going to the Arboretum with my camera a couple of weeks ago.  I had planned to drive through for coffee and show up early to enjoy those cool morning hours amongst the beauty of nature.
Welllll….. the day my friend and I went happened to be the last 100° day of the summer, and my hopes for drinking coffee outside were shot.  I guzzled down my coffee in the comfort of my air-conditioned car, shed the jacket I had brought, and entered the park. 
The profuse sweating began almost immediately, to the extent that strangers were coming up to me and asking me if I was feeling OK.  To which I said, “Well… except for the fact that I look like I just stepped out of the shower and peed my pants, I’m fine.”  Not kidding.  It’s days like that when I find myself completely miserable in the heat, and notice that other people are walking around without a drop of perspiration on them, that I wonder WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING LIVING IN TEXAS?!?!  Hmmph.  I digress…
Anyway, except for the weather, I had The Perfect Day.  The pumpkins were gorgeous, the skies were clear, and the sunlight dappling through the trees was amazing.
So, it leads me back to my original questions…is it the colors that I love?
Or is it the textures?
Is it nature’s lovely details?  {Seriously, does anyone pay attention to the beauty of a spider web if it’s strung across dead, overheated shrubbery?}

Is it the colors?

I stalked this little guy for a good 20 minutes

Or is it how much fun you can have making giant warthogs out of hay?

Or is it the cute names they give to pumpkins?


It must be all of the above because I love it all!

Happy Fall, Y’all!!


  1. {cuppakim}

    super fun post.

    LOVE the colors and textures.

    tried to shoot a pic of a super cool spider web at my parents house – but i was using my iphone and it just wouldnt show up! love the pumpkin house too!


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