Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween....

...from our cottage to yours!


Baby couldn't resist jumping into a pile of leaves, and it didn't matter to her that they were faux leaves on the dining room table. Good thing, because Baby is not allowed outside! But if she were, this is what she'd see in the yard right now...

More faux leaves, but this time in a whiskey barrel.


The maple tree in its gorgeous autumn attire...


... of orange and gold...


The hostas seem especially pretty this fall. The green has given way to a vibrant gold. And as you can see, it's hard to keep up with the falling leaves. They're everywhere...


Some stopped short of falling to the ground, deciding instead to rest on the garden gate wreath.


The side yard sports some shrubs and trees that have donned their orange and rusts, while others are holding onto their green coats as long as possible.


The ivy that climbs the chimney has started to turn...


And if you take a peek in between the leaves...


... you'll see little blue berries. I'm sure they are probably there every year, but to be honest I have never seen them before! One thing about blogging and taking (closeup) photos - you sometimes discover things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed!
I had hoped to post photos from some recent cemetery walks, including Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA, but time has not allowed. Although it would have been nice to post those before Halloween, they will definitely make an after-Halloween appearance!!
Hope you and your loved ones, young and old alike, have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!
Donna

6 comments:

Trisha said...

Very beautiful! You have a very Happy Halloween!

~Trisha

Heaven's Walk - said...

Beautiful fall photos, Donna! Our leaves are all over the place, too. So hard to keep up with them. :) But I think I just blew the last of them into the woods this afternoon. :) Better than shoveling snow..... lol!

xoxo laurie

Susan said...

Hope you have a Happy Halloween, too, Donna. Loved seeing your photos. Isn't fall just the most gorgeous season? Well, your kitty is absolutely adorable, too. Sooooo cute. Take care. Susan

Chatelaine said...

Baby does look like my Percy. She has the same peak on her forehead as my kitty.

Love that garden wreath!

Looking forward to the cemetery walk photos.

Brenda Kula said...

I love your weathered fence. And most especially the pic of Baby.
Brenda

Joanne Kennedy said...

How pretty. I had no idea that ivy turned colors.

Here in CA we are having summer weather. It's going to be close to 100 tomorrow...or so they say. I HATE it!

Can I come and stay with you :)