One of my favorite things about Fall is attending the historic homes tour in a nearby town. Through the years we have had the chance to step inside many different homes that have been lovingly restored to their original beauty along with enjoying the history behind the house. This year we even toured the former home of Elizabeth Dole's grandparents.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside the homes, but I did take a few as we walked from house to house.
I thought this fall display was a warm welcome.
This house wasn't on the tour this year, although we did tour it in years past.
Let me just zoom out so that you can see it better.
Pretty, isn't it.
That big wraparound porch looks like the ideal spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of an autumn afternoon.
As we waited in line to enter one of the houses, this caught my eye.
A pretty and interesting combination of colors and textures.
One of the houses sat on a corner lot.
The homeowner built this little house to resemble his own.
A cute little neighborhood lending library.
Have you ever seen this before?
I hadn't, but it sure seems like a neat idea.
It just wouldn't seem like fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch.
This year it was even nicer to enjoy it with my favorite little pumpkin.
Of course these cooler days make the warmth of the kitchen even more appealing.
I don't very often think to roast a whole chicken.
I'm glad I had that thought last night as it smelled so good as it baked and the meat just fell off the bones... just the way I like it.
Comfort food at it's best.
Susan Branch recently shared a recipe on her well-loved blog for a broccoli kale slaw. The orange dressing and cranberries made it an ideal accompaniment to our roast chicken fall comfort food dinner.
Delicious and nutritious (as my mother often said :).
Just a few of my fall favorites here tonight.
There is one more that I can't really show you, although I'm sure you can conjure it up for yourselves... I just got up to let Peanut out and there it was... woodsmoke in the cool crisp air.
Care to share any of your fall favorites?