Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Color in Utah

I love to explore nature! It's difficult to explain how much it fills my soul! It connects me with my creator. Just think, if you never take a drive or walk, you will miss seeing so much beauty! These pictures were taken just a few miles from where I live. The maples were beginning to change beautiful shades of orange, red, and gold.

These are mountain maples.

My family and I drove up Provo canyon to walk along the Provo River trail between Vivian Park and Bridal Veil Falls a couple weeks ago. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the fall color.

The fall season is a beautiful season in Utah, as it is in many areas. Just be sure to pack your camera if you decide to take a drive or walk so you can capture the beautiful fall color before it is gone for another year. The best time to take your photos is two hours before sunset or early morning, or if you are really lucky, bright overcast days are perfect for photography. You get even light and the colors are not "washed out" and look much richer.

My son was enjoying skipping rocks in the river.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Signs of Fall

Last fall I planted these mums in my yard and this year I am reaping the beautiful rewards. Just when very few plants in my landscape are still flowering, the humble mum shows its glory! I love it!

Lately I cannot get enough of the beautiful fall color! I am pulling out my camera every chance I get to capture the beauty. These plants are rust-colored mums, "Bloodgood" Japanese maple, and "Stawberries and Cream" ribbon grass.

This is one of my favorite ways to display my Indian corn. Just purchase a hurricane vase and line them vertically in there. My vase has a pedestal, which I especially love. Try some of these Fall decorating ideas or get creative with your own.

Indian corn

I purchased this Indian corn a few years ago and every fall I love to pull it out of storage to display in my home. Don't you appreciate the variations of color in each kernal?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Signs of Fall

I love the fall season! The colors, the smells of pumpkin cookies and apple pie baking, the cool nights, football games, apple cider, etc...all these familiar pleasant associations remind me that fall is here. Last Saturday I visited my local Farmer's market to buy these great pumpkins. They were reasonably priced. Unfortunately I do not have room in my garden to grow them. Pumpkins love to spread out and need lots of room to grow. If you are fortunate to have a local Farmer's market in your area, you should attend it soon. Ours will be ending the end of October. You will be supporting your local farmers and the produce is so fresh and delicious.