Do I decorate for fall?
I’m always torn…should I or should I not?
Why do I struggle with something so, silly? Well I feel that autumn decorates for us, I don’t really have the urge to prepare my home for fall, not like I do for Christmas. I am so in awe of the show that nature puts on, it starts slowly and builds to a big beautiful explosion of colour. Regardless of how many falls I’ve seen, it never fails to amaze, impress and inspire me.
I’m always out exploring the wonderment and the stunning show that is just before my eyes.
The colours, the movement… always amazing and are always able to take my breath away.
And, if you happen to add a barn to all of the fall beauty, well, if you’ve hung out here at all you know how obsessed I am with barns… swoon!
These colours just seem to go hand in hand with a rustic barn, don’t you think?
The trees are just starting to come alive with colour behind this pair of beauties.
On a Sunday evening drive I was saying, “pull over” so often we were stopping every few minutes. Spectacular!
I could sit and daydream for hours…
Pretty colours all around us, I hope you are able to take in the beauty that surrounds you and sit and daydream too?
Mr. Mans and I are blessed that all of this is so close to us, just a nice Sunday drive and we get to marvel at all this beauty. This is one of my favourite spots and is located at Jones Falls Lockstation, Elgin, Ontario.
I’m sorry… I got carried away there. Back to the original question… do I decorate for fall?
I guess I kind of do… I go simple.
I go for nature and I go for cozy.
While I do traditionally add tiny touches of fall to our home, there is one tradition that I hope never stops for us, discovering our amazing surroundings, exploring and celebrating the beauty that is nature.
Simple touches of colour and texture give me the comfort that I crave this time of year. Our antique headboard bench is still such a conversation piece on our front porch and she looks just as beautiful in fall as she did in the summer.
As we celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend we will be reflecting on the year we’ve just been through, the loss of our special loved ones, the gift of having more time with Mr. Mans Mama, the strength of friends and family… how they rally and comfort and love, and how that gives us the strength to carry on, to keep our chins up, to be so very grateful for each and every day. My hope and wish for all of you is to have a fun filled loving fall, take the time to look around you and really see the beauty that is your world. I am beyond thankful for this year, regardless of the immense loss and broken hearts… my memories are what I am grateful for, I was so truly loved by the best parents in the world, their support and strength in their own life are my guiding light today.