In Awe of Autumn

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest’
Matthew 9:37-38

Country living is at its very finest during the autumn season:
…goldenrods in all of their magnificent glory…
…cotton fields bursting in fluffy white balls…
…round hay bales dotting brown pastures…
…smells of distant wood-burning fireplaces…
…our mountains changing into their beautiful autumnal colors…
…pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin bread on the patio…
…brilliant sunrises and sunsets painted by our Creator…
…whitetail deer roaming at our woods’ edge…
…cool mornings and warm afternoons!

And today, I want to welcome you to my small country porch during our favorite season. You’ve probably heard “back door guests are best”,  but we would like to propose the idea that “side door guests are best”!  I have a formal (well, not really) entry that is known as the front porch that no one ever uses  because eleven years ago, we took our existing garage and made it into our kitchen.  This became the new entrance into our home and is now the favored entry by all our guests. You may remember this from our earlier post “Our Refuge“. As much as I would like for our guests to use our front entry, I welcome them at our kitchen door into the true heart of our home and our everyday living.

Being small with three columns makes decorating a difficult task (no room for rocking chairs, etc.)!

A view through petunias that are still in bloom!

Thanks to my sweetie for the pumpkin topiary!!

Just a little country family!

A small courtyard near our side entry with local quarried stone.  The English bench is draped with a treasured quilt made by my Mother in the 1980’s, and is obviously not left outdoors.

Our Japanese maple is showing signs of changing color!

This is our detached garage, and is often mistaken as a guest house.  Door wreath was a birthday gift from a friend!

Beautiful mums are the perfect colors of autumn!

Oreo loves his spot on the kitchen porch!!

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might…”
Daniel 2:20-23

Y’all come back now!

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  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh so pretty, I love all the gorgeous flowers and pumpkins and your scarecrows are adorable. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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