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Thu, 09-27-2012 - 7:56am

Any hints of Fall in your area?

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Do you have a local pumpkin patch you visit every year?

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When do you start shopping for fall decorations or seasonal foods?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 9:00am

I love those nature covered tunnels too!

The one I love best is Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.  We went and toured it a few years ago... it was just as beautiful in person.  Like you, Evelyn, I remember driving through in the car and thinking to myself... this has GOT to be a slice of heaven...

 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 4:38pm

New England roads in the fall are pretty special also - this is in Mystic, CT

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 4:16pm
I agree Evelyn! I love the southern homes with the weeping willows that lead up the driveway. They are gorgeous!

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 10:28am
@Tracy, there's nothing I love more than when the trees meet over the top of the road or path. To me that would be like running through heaven.
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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 2:02pm

There is a colorful leaf here and there now.   But mainly just green still.   I took this picture over the weekend while running.   This is my running track when I am at the ballpark.   You can sort of see my second home there to the left of the picture.

Just green.   That's how I like it.
 

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 11:51am

When I went to pick up my mom on Friday, I noticed a really pretty tree at the beginning of her street behind a doctor's office.  So, on the way back (my mom lives in the last house on a dead-end street too) I told my mom I wanted to stop and take a picture of that tree... here it is:

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 11:44pm

The first hint of fall is I get depressed.  I hate fall and winter.  If we didn't have the Christmas season in the middle of it, I could  be a bear and never get out of bed.

It is still blazing hot here.  We don't get fall color.  The trees just drop brown leaves because of the drought.  The bushes have brown, dead, crispy edges, too.

I've put out my wreath of fake autumn leaves and my brownish fake Mum plant.  Monday I will get out the fake bat and the green witch face to hang on the door.  I usually buy a pie pumpkin and draw a face on it with permanent marker, and if it doesn't rot by November, I cook it and make pie or pumpkin bread.

Grandson playing football.  I don't understand football.  Never learned.  Lived with my mother and went to an all-girls school, so it was never a part of my life.

Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy with a high of 70.  I'm going to try making beef in beer in the crock pot.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 9:24pm

Any hints of Fall in your area?

 Not yet ! 

Do you have a local pumpkin patch you visit every year?

Yes we do- not far from our house.  Gonna get a pic with all three girls and the grands ! Molly took Kyns and Casey took Chase already ... 

When do you start shopping for fall decorations or seasonal foods?

I shop after the holiday- Got all my decorations out last week end ! Love my 'new' stuff!

  Seasonal food ? Soups, chili, stews have started !  Cider and doughnuts soon ...

 

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 7:07am

Hints of fall?   No, not really.   My garden is still producing, flowers still blooming, and the leaves are still green.   I'll get depressed when that changes.

Pumpkin patch we visit every year?   No.   We went last Saturday to an orchard, but it had been years since I had taken the kids to one.

Shop for fall decorations or foods?   I don't decorate at all.   I do cook for the seasons some.   I haven't made one of my "cold weather" dishes yet.   That's veggie soup or chili.  

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 11:29am

Any hints of Fall in your area?

There are a few trees here and there that are starting to turn red & orange.  In fact, just yesterday, I told Amber that the tree we see when we leave her in-laws every day was gonna be really pretty in a week or so.  I wanted to take a pic but the traffic was clear for me to turn and there was a car behind me.

Do you have a local pumpkin patch you visit every year?

We go to Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. Johns, Michigan (about 45 minutes away) but there is a pumpkin patch there too.  I don't buy my pumpkins there though... they charge by weight... and the first year I about choked when they told me the final price!  I get my pumpkins at Walmart for a lot cheaper... lol.  I do buy loads of apples and other goodies there though.  Here's the link to their website...

http://ujcidermill.com/index.htm

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Amber, Ash, Luke, Presley & I are planning to go next Friday night after work (it's Ashleigh's early night so me & Amber might get out a little early too).  Nick works 2nd shift and my hubby will be out of town with his co-workers playing paintball so it's just us girls & Luke.  I can't wait... that drive out there is just beautiful!  And looking forward to getting me a mess of Honey Crisp!!

When do you start shopping for fall decorations or seasonal foods?

I will shop for fall decorations anytime of the year... especially if they're on clearance!  That is my favorite!  Seasonal food... I usually start when football starts... which is end of August, I think.

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