Our fall weather has been nothing short of glorious this year.
The bluest of skies accompanied by cool temperatures and fresh, fresh air. In fact, on Sunday the weather was so perfect I wanted to figure out a way to make it last forever. I took a walk, washed my car, planted flowers and sat outside feeling so thankful for such a beautiful day.
On a day like that I find it hard not to smile.
It just feels good to be alive.
When I bought my pansies and mums, I couldn't resist adding this pretty coneflower to the cart. It's called "Hot Summer", but I think it looks more like fall.
Speaking of mums, I was thrilled to find this one at a small local nursery for an unbelievably low price. It is so huge I could barely find the pot when I went to lift it up. The mum is completely covering the pot and looks a bit like a big mum ball.
The big mum now has a big pumpkin to keep it company.
Brett and I have been slackers in the carving department since the nest became empty. I'm bound and determined to change that this year.
My goal is to have that pumpkin turned into a jack-o-lantern long before the trick or treaters arrive. Wish me luck =). I think I'm going to need it ;-).