I realize it's only October 6th, but every year around this time I go into a fall frenzy. I buy pumpkins until there are no more steps or corners to place them, and I slowly break out the Halloween. I've eaten a Great Pumpkin at Ted Drewes, and I've been to Eckert's to pick pumpkins and apples. I've yet to bake anything with pumpkin in it, but I've definitely purchased candy apples and eaten pumpkin spice bagels. When the weather started getting cooler, I ripped out the not-doing-so-hot summer flowers from the flower box. My sister came by with corn stalks and mums and being the porchnista that she is, whirled around the front yard until things looked pretty awesome.
For some reason, I have a lot of bags of spanish moss. It may or may not because I'm a craft supplies hoarder and I will definitely use it all someday. Well, that day has come! I put the moss under the Kale and put out some fake pumpkins and I think it came together nicely.
Here is the front door. Notice the sprawled out corn stalks on the right. I have a bit of a squirrel problem and for some reason, they think they can climb anything they want and steal corn from anywhere they want. Grrrrr. Today, a mom and her two kids walked by and the mom said, "ohhhhh, they have a lot of pumpkin stuff out, pretty!" I was on the side of the house, it made me smile. It's not easy turning this ugly duckling porch into some sort of swan.
Here are a few more Fall goodness pics. Warty Pumpkin:
This is my favorite Zinnia. It's every shade of pink and I love it. I still have Monarchs everyday and I'm still taking way too many pictures of them so I will spare you today, but maybe not tomorrow.
Here is a bee and a fly on some Fennel.
Sometimes, all that fall can be exhausting. I saw this guy at the apple orchard using a small pumpkin as a pillow. I have to say, I was a little jealous because I was definitely ready for a nap as well.