9.13.2015

ahhhh autumn







Autumn has definitely arrived here on the top of the mountain.  The last few days have been heavy on "color hikes" searching for the most spectacular colors of changing leaves. Tomorrow we have a great hike planned that is supposed to be incredibly rich in fall color. In the meantime I'm dying to get home to decorate and organize for my favorite season.  For the time being though, all I can do is take a look back and share some of my favorite fall photos, a little bit of fashion, food and decor...















































































similar cardigan at  The Limited






Will be back soon with some gorgeous fall color.  x

42 comments:

  1. Autumn is my favorite season too! Love your photos- particularly the ones of the fall clothing. You should have a modeling contract, you pose just like a run-way model! Everything is so Ralph Lauren-ishly beautiful. Happy Autumn!

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  2. Oh this is such a cozy and warm post...makes me yearn for Fall.
    We've been tending to the new lawn, watering and planted out some winter veggies.
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    XO

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  3. Funny you should show the butternut squash soup. I just had my first bowl of the season today and it came from Panera. I was shocked at how wonderful it tasted!! I do hope you are able to go home soon and resume a normal life. God bless you for being so giving of yourself.

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    1. i can't wait to make some when i get home dianne! x

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  4. Ohhhh that tartan table!! That inspired me so much when you posted it...in...2012? I think. Just love it. How fun for you to get a real autumn! the trees look so beautiful. A few of our maples here have started to turn, and a few sycamores too. Quite early, it seems. Are you going to have a big thanksgiving at your house this year? Though I know it's hard to get boys home when they have wives/girlfriends.

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    1. thanks stephen. i'm not sure of our thanksgiving plans but that does sound wonderful. x

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  5. Just wanted to say what lovely Autumnal pictures, a very inspirational post. Thanks.

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  6. Very inspiring collection - and remembering back to when you originally posted those photos!

    I was wondering - Americans usually call autumn "fall", but I have noticed some will also call trousers "trousers" and not pants as most do, so is this a regional thing, after all?!

    Off to get me a pumpkin :)

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    1. autumn/fall both interchangeable and don't think it's a regional thing. most women refer to pants as pants and menswear would be trousers. unless the women's pants are menswear inspired, then they'd be trousers. lol

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  7. Love this Janet, what gorgeous images! I had to pin the chambray shirt with the belted trousers. Perfect.
    I love to be outdoors this time of year, there's nothing better. We go north with a group of friends later this month to check out the fall colour and spend some time on the lake before it gets really cold...can't wait. I hope you have some great hikes and that soon you'll be home and prepping your house for the new season. XO

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    1. thanks dani. it's getting really cold here. snow is predicted for tomorrow night! x

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  8. The table dressed in your garden gets me every time! Love both of these two settings. Wishing you happy trails home soon!

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  9. I remember all of these...years later I'm glad you're still sharing beautiful things with us. Fall is starting here in Georgia too. It's breathtaking almost. Enjoy the new season there while you're dreaming of home. xo

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    1. oh it is so breathtaking here. the landscape changes in just a few hours even. all the colors are getting more and more intense.

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  10. Beautiful, all of it! I'm inspired to clean and declutter my house. Oh, do you know how your garden is doing in the drought?

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    1. thank you. yes himmmie, i get an almost daily report. :) it's surviving.:)

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  11. Even an Autumn hater like me can get quite excited about these lovely images. The scenery is gorgeous and your outfits are always inspiring. Home made soup is another plus. the massive spiders and the fact the central heating has just clicked on isn't so good though! xxx

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  12. Enjoyed looking back into your fall winter postings. Your red home in the back ground and table setting, I can't wait to see you reproduce this look with your now black bean-soup cottage, the tartan plaid throw will still look amazing yet will have a whole different effect.

    I want to just sit awhile at that table and take it all in.

    Xx
    Dore

    See you soon enough, or not soon enough, looking forward to your home shoots.

    Xx

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    1. thanks dore. i cannot wait to decide what i'm doing for thanksgiving. :)

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  13. I love that your photos look so 'autumn' without a pumpkin in sight. And I want those shoes. Desperately.

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  14. I love that your photos look so 'autumn' without a pumpkin in sight. And I want those shoes. Desperately.

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  15. I feel your homesickness. So glad you can get back to Redlands soon although we probably won't see any fall color til November but, of course, you're used to that. Glad you'll get to see it in two places and also that where you are right now, in a mountain community, you're not threatened with wildfire the way our NorCal towns and hamlets are in the backcountry (the news stories coming out of there are so frightening; the Gold Rush areas of our state; so devastating; the destruction and loss of human life and animal life, homes & businesses...has distressed me...all that roaring, explosive, unrelenting fire). I spent part of my honeymoon up that way and I remember the little tuckaway places with a bed & breakfast here; a small restaurant there. Some of those settlements of a few hundred people cater to adventure seekers, like white-water rafting, which is what we did, back in the day. It seems like a tough terrain and remote for firefighters, back in canyons and heavily tree-d; so widespread, I guess north & south both of Sacramento; I've been trying to pinpoint it on a map, seems like all directions. Just overwhelming.

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    1. we've been reading about all those fires. hopefully today's rain will help. it's pouring here. x

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    2. We did indeed get some gentle rain overnight, enough to fill up a couple of yard barrels which my husband then distributed throughout the yard, front and back because, of course now too, we won't be able to water anything outside again for 48 hrs post-rain (local law) although clearly we shouldn't need it, even in this oven, I hope...but every little bit helps and rain is free, so super glad we captured some extra to help out the landscaping. It was so lovely this morning to get up and see sidewalks and driveways washed off...haven't been able to do that with a garden hose for, what, a year, under restriction[?]...and remarkable 'color' with all surfaces rinsed instead of burdened by layers of dust. I also was struck by the smell of damp asphalt and wet dirt...like, oh, yeah, I remember that!! Sun's in and out; lots of clouds; 90 degrees [f] at lunchtime/noon, and it feels like a sauna.

      Maybe what you're saying is that you're still in Utah and the storm has moved east into your locale.

      Wow, I drove deep into the canyon quite a way this morning to see if there was any water in the creek and the creek bed is so overrun with foliage and dead growth that it's as high as the bridge. I could barely make out a trickle of water...looks like the width of water you see flowing down a city sidewalk gutter, i.e.not very much of anything (sort of unbelievable, considering I've seen that bridge flooded with high water...but that was in a time far, far away...).

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  16. Those table settings are so pretty...I just pinned every single one to my Gatherings board!
    What size is your round table and where did you find such a large round tablecloth? I love the way it puddles on the ground.
    Dreamy.....

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    1. thanks eleanor. the underlaying tablecloth is a white bed sheet and the top layers are blankets.

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  17. you met miss your garden so much! I hope you will be there soon, it all looks so cosy and comforting xxx PS I saw R AGAIN on Monday! x

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  18. I love your blog. Unlike so many you seem so real and down to earth. I

    On a superficial note -I love that blue plaid shirt-is it RL?

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  19. As you know I'm over the hot weather here, I can't wait for Fall! I'm hoping that it will get here a little earlier this year, with El Nino on the horizon. We got almost an inch of rain here yesterday...remnants of hurricane Linda :) which we desperately needed.

    Enjoyed your Fall photos...I'm so ready for apple and pumpkin pie!

    Linda
    xo

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  20. I love your blog! Autumn is my favorite season too! Love your photos. A very inspirational post. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Have a lovely time on your hike Pam. Lovely photo's of you! You always look so stylish. The cottage in which my daughters and I stayed in the Peak District is called Tick Tock cottage (in Baslow). It's on walking distance from Chatsworth with many beautiful walk from it's doorstep. The cottage has all mod cons. I can very much recommend it to you!

    http://ticktockcottage.com/

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

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