Signatures Of Autumn

“Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory!  Amen and Amen!”
Psalm 72:19

I guess I can now officially say Happy Autumn! Summer 2015 is off the calendar, and although not in its full glory yet, the signatures of Autumn are on their way!  With every seasons change come new graces…God gives us new sights, smells, tastes, and weather to remind us we have entered into something new and refreshing.  One of the most notable changes we experience as summer gives way to autumn is the glorious leaves and the rich, deep colors that are so pleasing to the eye!  Today, we are revisiting some of our favorite autumnal scenes from the most recent years.  Come along as we travel the roads of the deep south and we will even make a stop by our home in the Appalachian foothills!      “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer”
Helen Hunt Jackson

 And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,  and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so”
Genesis 1:14-15
 A simple vignette graces our kitchen island! “Listen!  The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves”
Humbert Wolfe
The rustic barn where Seth and Allison were married! “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever”
Isaiah 40:8
 The sweet hubby made the pumpkin topiary on our kitchen porch! “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree”
Emily Bronte
 Mixing porcelain and real pumpkins for an autumnal tablescape! “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face”
John DonneMy cute little wheelbarrow with a bounty of autumn’s goodness!
 Fall has always been my favorite season.  The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale”
Lauren DeStefano Seasonal color is making an appearance in our courtyard! “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”
Anne of Green Gables
 We love to picnic – even in our yard!“Autumn, the year’s last loveliest smile”
William Cullen Bryant What better place to enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate…under the rose arbor!
“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”
Daniel 2:21
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 Our three-wheel bicycle is perfect for hauling pumpkins!“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”
Albert Camus
pam closing

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  1. Joanie McLaughlin says:

    Thank you for this lovely post. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland where autumns were spectacular, but I have now lived in the desert of Phoenix for over 30 years where “fall” comes in December or January for what seems like a week or so and is very minimal as far as color goes. I miss the fall colors greatly which is why I so appreciated your beautiful photos and words. On a side note, my parents grew up in Bakersville, NC, just over the mountains from Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City, TN. I LOVE the mountains of your area and wish my family had never left there, but work was scarce and a better job was available for my dad in Cleveland. As you know, you are blessed to live in such a beautiful region!

  2. Annie says:

    Does it already look like this at your house? I am jealous. I live in Dallas and it is still 90 degrees. I wish we had long and pretty falls, usually it goes from hot to about two weeks of fall, then cold. Lucky you….

  3. Pam – I love your pictures and your quotes, Autumn/Fall is my absolutely favorite time of year for being outside and gazing at nature. I love all the colors and changes this season brings. Thank you for sharing your post today at #ImpartingGrace

  4. Mimi says:

    Oh Pam, your home is picture book pretty inside and out! I adore your china pumpkin and the popcorn kernels in the hurricane lantern. Such clever loveliness. Love, Mimi xxx

  5. I enjoyed this post soo much!!! I crawled into every photograph and could almost smell the leaves and the crisp air. I have said a very similar thing to Helen Hunt Jackson, just not so poetically! :-) I totally agree with the sentiment!

    It was such a blessing to stop by! :-)

  6. bobbi duncan says:

    Pam, your pictures speak volumes about the wonders of God and the blessings we are so fortunate to receive from Him. Fall is also my favorite time of year…I plan to revel in every moment of it! I have vacationed and visited family many times in your lovely part of the country…love Jonesborough…do you ever go there? Their story-telling festival at this time of year is so nice.

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