Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Colours

I entered this photo into the photo challenge over on 2peas this week - "Fall Beauty".  Love this photo which I took in Geneva, Illinois in October 2002.
Love how there is just one leaf after turning ...  there are things I still miss about living in the US - I loved "Fall".  The smells, sounds, coolness in the breeze.  I adored visiting the pumpkin patches with the boys when they were very young - because they were such a novelty (the patches... not the boys! LOL!).  Don't have "patches" in Ireland although some garden centres now do Fall displays which include pumpkins. 
I don't suppose that my DS would remember this now... but he got his wagon and was ready for action!.
Thankfully my Dad now grows us a pumpkin each year.  I started planting pumpkin plants from seed when we returned from the US, then my Dad (who is very green fingered!) took over and this is his beauty for us this year.... all ready for carving!.  (hopefully I will have posted a photo of the beauty here before this goes to post... the pumpkin is all wrapped up safe in the garage and is too heavy for me to lift!).

I won some wonderful blog candy over on Kathy's blog - cannot tell you how excited I am... I do not have any Penny Black stamps..... so now I get a kick start to my Penny Black collection!  Be sure to check out the new wonderful PB Blog.  A couple of my HA flickr buddies Kathy Racoosin and Ashley Marcu are designers for Penny Black and are creating amazing things.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Dawn T said...

I can imagine you missing the pumpkins... it certainly is an American thing.... love the "fall" photo. Of course here in NZ we just call the season Autumn... and in Auckland we don't get the lovely colour changes.

Lin said...

This is a great picture, Deirdre, and your recollections of our autumns are spot on! Love the sweet photo of your little one, too!

Judith said...

Love the photo Deirdre, you sound very nostalgic today. I love the autumn and would love to go to America or Canada at this time of year, this is my favourite season. Can't wait to see what you create with your pumpkin.

Mandy said...

Love the photo's Dee, I've never even heard of pumpkin patches
hugs Mandy xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Deidre, love your photos hun, never been to places like that but would love to see the fall over there, hugs Liz xx

Agata said...

Apparently you also won the giveaway on Nancy's blog! :) Great pics and pumpkins! Be sure to post the carving up pictures!!! Also, I found your bookmark card very clever and so fun! Congrats on being featured on Cards blog! :)

Laura Evangeline said...

I'm so glad fall is coming!!!

Alice said...

beautiful photos, Deirdre! i love them and your boy is so adorable!! =) congrats on all the candies, girl! can't wait to see what you make with them!

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