Welcome September and Autumn Inspiration!

Welcome September

Welcome September. . . I’m so glad you’re here!


I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for your arrival.


I’m ready for cooler temperatures. . .


Looking forward to your colors and textures. . .


Fall boating and picnic weather. . .


Fall Pontoon Picnic


The Flavors of Fall Picnic


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Leaf peeping. . .

Fall Sunset

Beautiful sunsets. . .


The arrival of pumpkins. . .


Serving Up Flowers In A Pumpkin Tureen


A Hay Bale Harvest of Pumpkins



A Bicycle Built For Pumpkins


And ‘curling up weather’. . .with blankets, pillows and dogs!


A Fall Nook on the Porch



Apple Picking

The Flavors of Fall Recipes

The Flavors of Fall. . . Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut, Caramel and Maple

A round-up of fall flavors and recipes to tempt your taste buds


“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” — Peggy Toney Horton

Autumn, The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile


Fall Around The Potting Shed


Are you ready to welcome September or sorry to say goodbye to summer?

September Collage

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  43 comments for “Welcome September and Autumn Inspiration!

  1. Sue
    September 2, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I agree. Also looking forward to Fall!! Love your pictures. Have a great weekend xoxo

  2. Kathi Layfield
    September 2, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Ah yes, Fall, my favorite time of the year. Your pictures are the story of fall! I love the weather, colors, smells, tastes, activities and the sights of Fall. You post has put a big smile on my face and in my heart! Have an awesome weekend!

  3. Carol
    September 2, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Cannot wait for Fall! I want to go on your pontoon picnic!

  4. Leslie
    September 2, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Beautiful arrangements and photos. The sunset and lake photo are amazing.

  5. Diane
    September 2, 2016 at 7:01 am

    After one of the hottest Atlanta summers I have been through, I couldn’t agree more 🎃🎃🎃

  6. Michelle
    September 2, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Just got through the tropical storm! Just thankful for just small debris. Looking forward to fall, the cooler weather, mother natures beautiful colors! Love your pictures! Have a safe holiday weekend!

  7. September 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Mary, what beautiful images of autumn, my favorite season! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  9. Peggy Bryant
    September 2, 2016 at 7:38 am

    You inspire me.🍂🍁🌻

  10. emily
    September 2, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Enjoying the cooler weather on the lake and your beautiful pictures are an inspiration to get pumpkins and splash them around….Your posts are always a “pick me up” and your fur babies are such adorable models!

  11. September 2, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Oh what a breath of fresh cool air this morning (55º here) along with your GORGEOUS displays of Autumn!! I feel exactly the same as you, Mary…this has been a most miserable summer & Ohio summers are NOT usually in the 90ºs very often. I can’t wait to start bringing out my fall decorations, though they are nothing compared to yours.
    Labor Day is the last RED/WHITE/ BLUE hurrah around here & then here comes the Orange & Browns…not to be confused with the Cleveland football team. LOL

  12. Sherlie Magaret
    September 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Hello September and Fall. Beautiful pictures. Thank you.

  13. Donna Milazzo
    September 2, 2016 at 8:56 am

    We don’t have much of a fall here in Southern CA, but I’m ready anyway. Went to Pier 1 last night and got a cute pumpkin coffee mug, and put out some fall runners on my nook table yesterday!

  14. September 2, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Autumn is on it’s way, What Joy, Your Photos are more lovely than ever and such an inspiration. Thank you!

  15. Ellen Stillabower
    September 2, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Am I sad to see summer go??? Always…but glad to go forward with Fall!!! It’s time for a rest from the gardening and this year the constant humidity….it is clear and crisp here this a.m. First time I’ve had to put on my light weight robe…your photos are truly beautiful and forever Fall!!! Love them and I’m guess I am ready for Fall..thanks Mary…I hope all are safe after Hermine passes your way!!! 🙏🏻🌻☀️🍂🍁🌾

  16. Brenda S
    September 2, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Your photos and decor never fail to amaze me. I feel the autumn coolness just from looking at your blog. I too am ready for the summer heat to dissipate and to feel the crispness of fall.

  17. September 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Oh Mary, you’ve captured the magic of fall in so many ways! I think my favorite photos are the hay bale covered with pumpkins and the little girl picking apples, but of course I always love to see your potting shed standing proud in all it’s seasonal glory! I will be making a bee line to the pumpkin patch when the weather starts to cool, and can’t wait to fill the kitchen with scents of baking apples and cinnamon. But today we are celebrating Hermine’s exit and boating in the hot sunshine, enjoying the last hurrahs of summer for the next few weeks…but you have inspired a little pumpkin painting that will keep me happy until I can get my hands on a real one :) Hope your Labor Day is laborless and full of wagging tails and boat rides

  18. Linda S Sink
    September 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are such a beautiful photographer and stager! I look forward to your posts everday. Yyou are my favorite. Thank you. Sharing the beauty of the South.

  19. franki
    September 2, 2016 at 9:50 am

    All of the above!! franki

  20. Ellen
    September 2, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I have no nostalgia for summer as I detest the heat and will not miss it a bit. I LOVE Fall! I love everything about it! Your photos have captured Fall in all of its beauty and I love how you showcase every aspect. I can’t wait for all of these changes to start. I am intrigued by those hay bales. I really like the round shape, I’ve only ever seen the traditional rectangles. I guess it would be pretty difficult to get one of those on my porch, never mind into the house! Thank-you for this lovely and welcome post- simply beautiful!

  21. September 2, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Beautiful post – all the lovely, colorful leaves and pumpkins. This is my favorite time of the year.

    Have a great Labor Day Weekend.


  22. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    September 2, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Oh my word, everything is totally amazing.

  23. September 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Yes, please, I’m ready for fall and the delight of a nip in the air and the beautiful russet colors seen every which way one looks. It’s in the 70s here this morning! Perhaps a tease of Mother Nature, but wouldn’t it be nice if this continues. Each of your photos makes my heart sing. Love the picnics!

  24. cozinest
    September 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Have I told you lately that I LOVE your blog! Your pictures are fantastic and the emotion you are able to capture is incredible! I want to be you when I grow up!

  25. September 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Totally inspirationa!! I can’t wait for the cooler temps and pumpkin everything!

  26. September 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous! How do you do it? How do you find time to do all of this? It’s a true gift to all of us.

  27. September 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    HELLO SEPTEMBER!!! Love it and look forward to milder weather. I had my first pumpkin spice latte yesterday:@) Happy Labor Day Weekend Mary-enjoy!

  28. Gail
    September 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    As I viewed each photo, I said “this is my favorite”

  29. September 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I’m so happy to see September and today’s cooler temps have been wonderful! I’ll take the clouds and rain if it brings this cooler air with it. Yesterday I changed out my garden flag to my autumn one and have started autumn decorating. :-)


  30. Marilyn
    September 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Fall is my favorite season. The colors are gorgeous. I love the Fall issues of the magazines. Today I received my October issue of “Victoria” magazine. The cover is beautiful. I can’t wait to start reading the magazine. I see that you also love the Fall issues of the magazines. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

  31. Rattlebridge
    September 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Mary, you captured the magic of September. Your neck of the woods is truly special. I don’t think I’d ever leave! I’m looking forward to cooler weather. We had a small hint of it this Friday, and I hope it meanders over to you. Happy September!

  32. Linda E.
    September 2, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks, Mary, for a beautiful depiction of all that is fall! Looking forward to cooler weather, yummy food, and lovely decorations!

  33. September 3, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Have a great weekend, Mary. Unraveling from travel frazzle is how I plan to spend the weekend. It’s nice to have low humidity for a day or two while I settle in. Your post makes me want to jump in and get busy, inside and out. Beautiful.

  34. Melodie Strickland
    September 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm


    Thank you for your beautiful autumn post. I’m so looking forward to the cooler weather. It’s in the 70’s this weekend. Next week 80’s and some 90’s are coming back. Hopefully Hermine hasn’t hit your area too hard. Don’t think our area is going to get much rain from what’s left of Hermine.

  35. September 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Just beautiful! Love the fall on our farm! Just started gathering fresh straw bales to decorate with ! the pumpkins in our patch are starting to turn orange! Decorating around the barn and the scarecrows have made an appearance! Oh MY !

  36. Jo
    September 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve been through this post now four times – each time I see something I’ve not seen before – and I’m going through slowly. I adore your settings and all the wonderful things you include in each photo. Your colors are lovely and your arrangements so tempting. I’m not at all ready to be done with summer – it is pleasant and not too hot during the summer in the Pacific Northwest and I want it to last much longer than it does. Our leaves are beginning to turn – and some are dropping early, time marches on – and soon I’ll be bringing out the pumpkins and scarecrows too. Happy September – and I’m so glad I re-found your blog.

  37. Sandi Allen
    September 3, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    So Beautiful! Love all the colors of your Fall touches.

  38. Susan
    September 4, 2016 at 8:04 am

    These are gorgeous fall photos! My favorite time of year! It’s a wonderful time to “rev up” preparation for the wonderful holidays ahead. LOVE this time of year! Blessings to you!!

  39. September 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    What a wonderful and beautiful post! I have spent most of the weekend carrying tings down to the basement after emptying the house of all summer decor in preparation for FALL! My legs are siging to me:) Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration.

  40. September 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Always LOVE Fall at your place, Mary! It’s all just beautiful!!

  41. September 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

    So ready for fall….we worked outside almost all day yesterday and I almost had a heatstroke! our petunias have finally bitten the dust due to the heat and lack of rain. But it didn’t stop me from drinking a pumpkin spice latte! ;P

    LOVED seeing the Crest all decked out for an autumn cruise. So much fun. We haven’t been to the lake in a month because we’ve had other things to do, including moving Shelley to college. *sadface*


  42. September 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    i love this post! i swooned over all your fantastic photographs. i’ve been itching for fall, but after your post i’m ready to dive in! thanks for all the beautiful inspiration. xo- maryjo

  43. September 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

    This was an Awesome post. Your pics are beautiful. I would be honored for you to come over and link at
    The Fabulous Fall Party over here:
    Let’s Party!

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