Monday, 23 September 2013

Hello Autumn

It's officially autumn, as evidenced by the new chrysanthemums that now fill our patio urns.  Last week saw the first frost of the season, which took care of the petunias and geraniums that flowered in them all summer long.


For the most part it's still warm, despite a few cold and rainy days, and the leaves have just barely begun to change colour, so it's easy to hang on to a summer state of mind.  But like it or not, fall is here.  It's in the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks.  It's in the all the red, brown, and orange shades taking over the store displays.  It's in the sweaters and boots that are slowly replacing sandals in the hallway... and the cinnamon candle I suddenly feel like burning as the days get shorter and the nights colder.  I will miss summer, no doubt about it, but there are a few things about this time of year that I love.

Like the start of hockey season.




At the rink is one place I'm very happy to be.  Happy fall y'all!


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40 comments:

  1. Some nice hockey action shots there! Can the NHL be far behind?

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    1. Oh the dreams of little boys! He's always wanted to be a hockey player... or a cowboy. At least he has a back-up plan :)

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  2. This post makes me want to cry, lol! I don't like this time of year, because all my perennials go to sleep. And we have such a short summer season here in Canada!

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    1. So true! I'm trying really hard to find my autumn happy place but the bottom line is... I miss summer already!

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  3. It's so different in the UK too Jenn and it seemed to happen overnight. Great hockey shots - we have no coverage here on main stream television so I only get to watch it in US/Canadian dramas!

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    1. Amazing isn't it? Soon we'll be raking up leaves and before you know it we'll be commiserating about the cold and snow...

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  4. I like the action photos good captures :-)

    Have a hockeytastic week ;-)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Your mums are such a pretty shade. It's football at our house, every day. Stopping over from the Happy List. I'm a new follower. Glad to meet you!

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    1. Thanks Patty, so glad you stopped by... nice to meet you too!

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  6. Definitely fall here, too. Missing summer, but the fall colors are definitely quite amazing now. Thanks for linking up with us today over at Mommy Blog Hoppers!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Janine, looking forward to getting some good fall pics soon!

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  7. i love sports shots, and yes hockey and pumpkin lattes mean fall is here! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kendra, I'm thinking one of your caramel oat squares would be perfect with a pumpkin spice latte :)

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  8. Nice photos! I love the garden shot. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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    1. Thanks Christina! Have a great day!

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  9. I love those flowers! What a beautiful red! Enjoy the hockey season and have a wonderful autumn Jenn!

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  10. Great pics!! Hope you'll stop by!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2013/09/wordlesswednesday-peek-at-my-week-w.html

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  11. Some great shots here :)

    Thanks for sharing ...

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  12. I tried to ignore the cooler nights, but now there are some days that have been cooler here too. Oh well...I do love the pretty colored leaves that come from it :)
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up for WW!!

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    1. The changing leaves are always something to look forward to... have a great week!

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  13. Hi Jenn, enjoying your blog and your photos! I had asked you a while back about what kind of camera you use, because your pictures are always so crisp and clear, but I don't think I got a reply from you. Thanks.

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    1. I have an older Canon Rebel and a more compact Sony Cybershot. As much as I'd love to learn how to better use my DSLR, I tend to keep the settings at auto and hope for the best. A photography class is on my bucket list!

      Thanks for visting, and commenting. I did see your earlier message but couldn't respond via email as it comes to me as a 'no-reply' message, meaning that you haven't assigned an email address to your profile. I hope this gets to you :)

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    2. Great! I should also confess to using the occasional mobile phone photo. They are decidedly not crisp or clear but sometimes better than no photo at all. Are you a photographer?

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  14. Great photos!!!
    Happy Fall :)
    Hockey is huge here ( Montreal )
    XOXO

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  15. I haven't seen many hockey games, although I was surprised to read that one of the best HS travel hockey team is from here in Birmingham, AL!!!

    I love it when the pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks. They're my favorite!

    Thanks so much for linking-up your fall *happy* :D

    I love it...."Happy fall, y'all!!!" ;P

    xo,
    RJ

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  16. I love fall! It's my favorite time of year! Thanks so much for linking up with us for WDW!

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  17. Not a fan of ice hockey, but I so need to go to one of my cousin's games with the family!!

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  18. Autumn is my all time favorite season! I've never been to a hockey game, but we have the Mudbugs here, and I really really REALLY want to go to a game this season. It looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up with Meet and Greet! Already loving your blog.

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  19. Hello, I am coming by from Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop . I am one of your newest google followers.
    I would love for you to visit me.

    http://thisolemom.blogspot.com

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  20. HI, enjoyed your fall journey post. It is fast turning autumn here too. I have mums on my front porch. :)
    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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  21. Great shots, I know it can be challenging to take action pictures.
    Happy WW
    Thank you for linking @ www.craftyspices.com

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  22. Those are some great action shots! I love fall! Thanks for joining the party at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

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  23. The Autumn is taking it's time in the UK - today was so warm that I still did the school run in a vest and sandals!
    #FriendlyFriday

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  24. Thanks for linking up with the Bloody Marys count as Salad link up I guest hosted this week. I am a huge hockey fan and I'm so ready for hockey season!

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  25. I'm ready for fall! It's been so darn hot here in SC. I have never been to a hockey game, but my man and I always talk about going to one. Oddly enough Charleston has a team...maybe this year we'll make it to a game ;-)

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  26. I'm definitely missing summer. It's already really cold and rainy. Thanks for sharing with us over at Photog Show and Tell link party!

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  27. I'm also happy about the return of hockey season! I couldn't play last year because I was pregnant, and now I'm back on the ice! It feels so good to be back and makes me feel like I'm more myself again after having a baby!

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  28. Thanks for linking at Photog Show and Tell. You were featured! Come by tomorrow and grab a button :)

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