Sunday, August 19, 2018

The First Sign

It is at this time of year that I start to look for the first sign of autumn.  This week, I found what I was looking for ~ a single red leaf.  It was laying on the ground waiting for me to discover it.  The leaf was not dry or crunchy. It was, for lack of a better word, fresh.

I set it aside to show my mister.  He wasn't quite as excited as I was.  He does the lion's share of the leaf raking/blowing.

In honor of this first sign of autumn, I have begun to "wave" away the beach summer decor and welcome autumn's decor a little bit at a time.

Have you seen any signs of autumn?

12 comments:

  1. It is funny that you should say that...today, my husband and I drove out to my daughter's in Destin. We live on the Gulf Coast in Fort Walton. We all three commented on how there was a feeling of fall. The breeze had something different in it rather than just the smell of the salty Gulf. On the way home while looking out at the water, we laughed that we were saying this as it was 88 in the truck. I told him it was much cooler than the usual 94-96 range for that time of day.
    So yes, even here on the Gulf Coast we can feel something different. I found myself thinking I needed to get out my football decor. I have settled on that to hold off fall decor a bit longer.

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    1. Sandy, good to hear! We have had a bit of rain which has cooled things off here a little.

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  2. Yes, I have seen the tree"s begin to turn just a little,, I mention this to DH today as we were coming home from church. Fall is my favorite season, I will be putting out a few decorations tomorrow. I am so ready for cooler weather. Thanks for visiting,.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, autumn is my favorite too. I haven't seen very many red leaves or even yellow ones yet. They will come!

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  3. We are so much alike! I picked up leaves that were mostly brown and green but looked pretty. I took pics of them with a sewing project I just started. I need to do a post now! lol It sure makes me think of picking up colorful leaves to press and dry. Hugs!

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    1. Diane, oh I can hardly wait to see your picture! I always think about pressing the leaves but I rarely get to it. xo

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  4. Oh my, your first sign of Fall has arrived, Gina! No, I haven't seen any signs here in Texas, but I'll be ready for it to come!

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    1. Kitty, I will speak to the wind about that. Maybe some will blow your way! xo

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  5. I have not tried bone broth but I know a young wife and mother who makes it for her family.

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    1. Arlene, it is an acquired taste. Salt and pepper is a must!

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  6. Ours hasn't turned a pretty color but just a dull yellow, they seem to be turning a bit early every year. I am planning on getting Autumn decorations out in September :)

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    1. Connie, I love the yellow ones, the orange ones, and the red ones best!

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