What season in your life are you welcoming? Here near the base of Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon, I am celebrating the official arrival of Autumn! With thanks to Amy at Love Made My Home, I am joining in her Five on Friday link and I hope you will enjoy visiting some of the others who are doing the same. Just click on Love Made My Home on the right sidebar or click on Amy's name to connect with others' posts; and here are my five for the week.
A tree by our front pond is the first around us to don orange-red-yellow leaves and all of a sudden there are enough dried leaves on the ground my older granddaughters went outside today to try to rake up a pile of leaves to jump in.
I brought out an autumnal tablecloth and some Fall decorations I have used for several years. I knit one pumpkin and crocheted several others and a gourd. The big yellow Maple leaf on the right of the basket I brought in from outside today. My youngest son, Tim, has been successfully salmon fishing. Tonight he made salmon cakes for us and we sat at the table to enjoy eating them.
At this time of year it seems I have an extra challenge trying to discourage spiders from weaving luxurious webs inside. I have been wielding various dusters in battle. Today I used some orange oil on the sea chest and rearranged some yarn and dishcloths, and acorns and Oak leaves on the chest after raising a cloud of dust while dusting.
This afternoon by my favorite chair I fixed some Pumpkin Spice tea and enjoyed it while recovering from inhaling the cloud of dust I had raised. While sitting in my favorite chair this past week I tried my hand at making an arrangement of acorns and painting a watercolor painting of them. Then just from my imagination I tried to make a painting of a bunch of radishes. I still have not got the hang of making shadows in proper places, but I am having fun trying.
It is definitely getting darker earlier these days, and I have been enjoying my little electric fire in the fireplace again. The other evening I even was inspired to find my Ruby shawl and crochet some more on it. Do you think I will finish it this Fall? I know it is risky, but I hope you will cheer me on to to complete it before another Autumn falls!