Sunday, October 7, 2012

Embracing Fall

Saturday's have become
date nights or days.

This one began
on a chilly, relatively 
overcast day
but it still felt good to get
out in the nip
of autumn's air.

We began in a maze of corn:

We did not get lost
but we never did find our last checkpoint.
I loved the 1.5 mile walk.
And they just loved being together.

Next stop...
the apple orchard
where we began with a hayride.

We were in very capable hands.

The colors were pretty.
Sorry for the slight blur,
it's not easy taking a picture
while sitting on a hay bale
bouncing through the orchard.

The sweet scent of the apples
was intoxicating.

Dusty shoes and socks from the corn field.

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins
but the Great Pumpkin was no where to be found.

Here we are, returning to our
starting point.

The barn now holds
a very charming little gift shop.
The building to the left
houses more gifts,
the best apples you could ever want
and the ooiest, gooiest bestest caramel apples
in the world!

We returned home for some
pizza and rounds of Wii.

It was the best of days.

How are you spending your fall days?


TexWisGirl said...

that sounds awesome! lots of chilly fall air, outside, and then good food! :)

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous photos, Jill. I love everything that you mentioned...especially caramel apples! So happy Becky and friend had a good time and I know after working all week, it was nice for you to be outdoors and enjoy the sights and sounds of Autumn.
We were in the 60's today (cool for us) and I walked at the park and visited the garden center. I love fall!

Bonnie said...

It sounds and looks perfect! From snakes to pumpkins. What a weekend you have had.

Gloria Hood said...

I felt like I was there!! Thanks!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic photos and sounds like a delightful day ~ (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for coming by and commenting ~ ^_^

Chatty Crone said...

Oh the memories that brought back to me - I used to take my own kids to this and the school kids.

Paula said...

Nice fallish pictures. Glad your daughter and friend had a nice time. We are enjoying some cooler weather here too but I wouldn't bet on it lasting long.

Saun said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I am going this Friday with my little ones from school can't wait although they're not so little anymore. I am at the high school this year. Great photos!

Buttons said...

Oh Jill this post just made me feel warm and fuzzy what a nice time. I love that you are so enjoying date night/days even if it is not your date. Sweet. Good Mom. B

Lynne said...

Such a great day for you! You have the best dates!!
Smiles galore . . .

Bev said...

Sounds like a wonderful fall pretty. Love those pumpkins in the field!!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Jill, it sounds like a lovely day!! The hay wagon ride and the toffee apples sounds wonderful. I love the fur on your shoes....dusty or not! Joan

Terri Buster said...

Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

Rosemary said...

What a great day! Your first picture is awesome, love it in black and white. You were surrounded by everything that is fall: pumkins, apples, hay, and some sharp, fresh autumn air :)

Lottie said...

What a wonderful day! Love the photo of the pumpkins in the field! Thank you for sharing your day!

Donna said...

Awwww, glad they enjoyed the date!
Love the shots!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Sounds like the perfect date or night for me! Enjoy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh that does sound like a wonderful day! :-)

Anne said...

Hello, Dear! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and I'm now following you ~ so nice to meet you!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That sounds like the BEST autumn day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am drooling over your fall is hotter than the dickens here still!!!
Our fall days? We spend them in the comfort of the a/c.

Dianna said...

Loved your pics! We're not really having any fall colors yet: ours will be in November.
Motor Man and I went on a hay ride yesterday - he says it's his very first. Maybe pics in a post later this week!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh it sounds perfect!! i have a hay ride on my fall to do list!!

we had a wonderful time at a craft show/octoberfest on saturday. now it really feels like fall!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Jill,
I love these Fall pictures. The bright orange pumpkins are wonderful, and tells me it's time to get myself a couple for my porch. It looks like you had such a great time. We just went to the pumpkin farm recently. It sounds like you love Fall as much as I do, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ellie said...

Oh Jill that sounds like a wonderful day and such fun. The autumn is a lovely time of year isn't it?

Jeanne said...

Perfect! What better activity for an autumn day. Gooey apples... yum!

Tammy said...

I'd follow that with a nap :) A perfect day. I love that pumpkin patch!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the couple going through the corn row... :)

snowwhite said...

What a delightful autumn day you spent. As I have very bad sense of direction, I won't be able to go through such a long maze, but I want to try. It seems to be a great fun.
Your world is totally wrapped with beautiful autumn colors!!
Have a pleasant week!

Ida said...

Delightful post. It looks and sounded like everyone had a fun time. Loved that shot of all the pumpkins.

Fiona said...

Hi Jill

That is a fantastic post
with wonderful photos.

Such lovely right happy pics
and a lovely place to go.

So glad everyone enjoyed it.

Sorry I haven't been around much but am happy that I had time to pop in and say hi to you today.

Will read more of your blog and try and catch up.

Hope your son and daughter are well.

x Fiona

Susan said...

How fun!