Monday, October 19, 2009

Bitter sweet....

This weekend was the perfect weather for getting started on carving our pumpkins. We carved up the two largest ones and will savor the experience and do a few at a time over the next several weeks. Nothing says fall to me more than the smell of fresh cut pumpkin goo.
Then we took our final trip to the apple orchard. With snow and freezing temperatures last week, this is the end of the harvest. That means great deals for us, $1 a lb. when you pick your own!
The leaves on the apple trees had turned brown and the apples were deep red. It was a beautifully muted atmosphere.
Perfection.Bittersweet, indeed.

14 comments:

flowrgirl1 said...

Love the photos! Looks like the perfect day!

Frippery said...

Gorgeous photos. Bittersweet indeed. My babies are 18 and 21 and both in college, and this is the first year I probably won't do too much Halloween decorating. A bit more fall and nature inspired. Miss the kiddie Halloweens of days gone by but enjoying the more mellow days. Thanks for the inspiring and nostalgia inducing post. Pam

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh, I just love your photos!!! Those apples are gorgeous and the bittersweet has always been one of my favorites. Thanks so much for the wonderful pics!! :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Great blog, terrific ideas and lovely photos. I have added you to my Blogger's Cafe:
http://avarchives.blogspot.com/ in Library 4 - Arts & Crafts Blogs.

I have also linked your blog to a post on:
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
about Halloween.

Great stuff.

AV

pinkglitterfae said...

great photos! sounds like you had a fun time. Isn't this the best season?

queen-of-nostalgia said...

So pretty! I love your photography :)

Cheers!
Kristen

snowbear said...

Looks like your kids had a happy pumpkin carving time. I think we may carve some this weekend. Scraping the insides out is a true creepy Halloween feeling!!

Glad you were able to enjoy the end of the apple harvest season. I would have thought that after a freeze the apples would be mushy.

suburbangypsy said...

Kari- thanks for the beautiful inspiration- I'm going to go put new batteries in my camera right now! -Gotta capture these leaves before they are gone!! Love your new blog look BTW.
xo, maya

375fc said...

Wow, I love this photos .. Are a lot of fruits overthere.

bekapirwitz said...

that image of the tree by itself is sooo beautiful! wish i could have been there!
oh, i totally agree about the fresh cut pumpkin goo smell... hehe.
:)

Amy P said...

what fun times! LOVE that picture of the apple tree :)

Katie Runnels said...

oh wow! I'm enjoying autumns delights vicariously through you AgAiN this year, ok!? thank you!! xoxo

Sunshine said...

we dont have that here! I miss it!

Alison Gibbs said...

A beautiful time of year and such sweet photos
Alison