autumn blogging…the lazy way

This seems to be my new  blogging . Keep tons of pictures on the camera, and then when you load them onto your computer, compose a post around whatever is in there! Although, this does have a thematic element, so it's not super random. But it is a bit lazy. aah, well. Here are some autumn pictures from around the house and out and about.

Pumpkin and apple picking day!
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We opted to buy already picked apples from the orchard, as opposed to picking this year. There were some moody wee ones accompanying us, and I don't think that would have been prudent!
Autumnclara 
Then, on to pumpkins! (Note the moody hair)
Indiancorn 
Autumnlil2 
Pumpkinwagon 
Autumnfamily
attempt at a family shot!

And a few little pictures from around the house!

Halloweenwindow 
Purplemums 
Leaves
The quintessential autumn craft…leaves between wax paper…always a hit! Next year I'll cut the wax paper to fit the window panes…silly me! 
Pancakes 
And because I can't have a post without the mention of food…these pancakes are the best for chilly mornings! Cinnamon-Oat Pancakes
 And a few other great, seasonally appropriate  recipes I've tried lately:
Apple-Braised Turkey Thighs from the October issue of Everyday Food. Sooo, yummy and cozy for a dreary cold day. 
Butternut Squash and Cheddar Bread Pudding from Bon Appetit. we're still trying to eat all of the butternut squash we harvested! I'm really into savory bread puddings lately. yummy.  

As I type this, the first snow of the year is falling! A bit of a slushy, rain/snow mix, but still! I was going to venture out and run some errands today, but I think I might just stay right here. And maybe work on some Halloween animals?!? I'm HOPING to get them done this week. There are so many interruptions these days. Mostly pleasant interruptions!
  
 
  
 
 
 
  

4 Responses to autumn blogging…the lazy way

  1. Jeanne Miller

    How do you get the wax paper to hold the leaves. I am thinking an iron was involved, but did you have to put something over it? Maybe a towel?

  2. We planted mums in the same pretty purple shade in our front yard. And I think that’s the first time I’ve actually planted something in our yard!
    Those pancakes look delicious! And the idea of savory bread pudding… Yum!

  3. I love the color of your daughters hair! sooo pretty. We always had the best fun going to get pumpkins and apples.. and of course we would always get donuts and cidar at the same time! Kind of miss those days now!
    hugs
    vivian

  4. the bread pudding sounds so good!
    i love bread pudding – it’s the perfect fall (anytime!) comfort food. Except that i end up eating the whole thing and then feel UN-comfortable as my belly bursts. oh well, it’s too good!
    the gang is looking mighty cute there!
    we miss you guys!! xxoxo