Welcome Back October!


Welcome back October~ We’re so glad you’re here!


 October wouldn’t be the same without pumpkins. . .


I don’t descriminate. . .


Bumpy or smooth, big or small, orange or white, long-stemmed or tiger-striped, I like them all.


Indian corn hanging on rake, provides a harvest touch by the Potting Shed.


And even watering cans can use a little pumpkin decoration.


A Merry Halloween is only 31 days away. . .


I found this Halloween Countdown Calendar at World Market a couple of years ago.

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Fly over HERE and put your name in the cauldron to enter my

‘Home is Where the Broom Is’ 7th Annual Halloween Giveaway!


This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight October 1st.

(Insert *cackle* here <|:>)


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

—L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

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  33 comments for “Welcome Back October!

  1. October 1, 2016 at 6:43 am

    L.M. Montgomery could not have said it any better….and you could not have welcomed in October any better with these always so stunning photographs of your garden of pumpkins and October pretties!….Have a great weekend Mary!

  2. October 1, 2016 at 7:02 am

    The quote that you shared from Anne of Green Gables, couldn’t be any more perfect, Mary! Your photos certainly show how you feel about this favorite month. May you have a beautiful weekend with Chole, Gracie and your hubby out on Lake Norman.

  3. Stacy Edmond
    October 1, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Your site always makes me happy! Thank-you for sharing your home and your talents with all of us!

  4. Sue
    October 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Have to say I agree with Stacy. So enjoy your blog!!! xoxo

  5. Sherlie Magaret
    October 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Welcome October and cooler weather, beautiful post and tribute to October.

  6. Jacklyn carney
    October 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Aw Mary, my favorite views, thanx for sharing the beauty of Lake Norman and all your fall treasures! 🍷

  7. Michelle
    October 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Just love October! It starts getting cooler, pumpkins, and start planning for the holidays!🍁🤗😎🌴

  8. October 1, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Happy October Mary! It’s a gray cool one here today:@)

  9. October 1, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Your “orangeness”is wonderful!!! I am flying this am but not on a broom….on a jet plane to a white sandy beach!!
    I will begin Octoberness when I get back!!!!!

  10. Janet O. Robinson
    October 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Mary, Thank you for your October post! It is such a glorious month!!! In New England it is magnificent although with our drought this year the trees and leaves seem dry and not as vibrant as normal. They are slowly changing.

  11. October 1, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Once again, really wonderful photos! Such fun.

  12. franki
    October 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Pumpkin madness…they’re everywhere…bring it ON!! franki

  13. Jamie from Kentucky
    October 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Mary, I am a new subscriber of only 2 days and already you have this scary good giveaway!!!! Wow!! Love your posts. We have a weekend place ( a 1973 mobile home, haha) at the lake.. ( Barkley Lake in Kentucky) it is so relaxing to get down there and enjoy the slowed down lake life, especially in the beauty of fall. The lake is like glass that reflects the amazing colors of fall foliage…I am excited to follow your posts on Pinterest and shared your link on Facebook .. thank you for the opportunity to win these fun prizes!!!

  14. October 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I love all of your colors and textures of glorious pumpkins! How fun that we now have access to such a great variety – just at the grocery store – even!! Glorious, glorious October! It is such a beautiful month!

  15. Cyndi Raines
    October 1, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Happy Fall! Love it all! Putting up my cornstalks today and going to buy my pumpkins! Every “Cyndi -Cinderella” has to have her pumpkins! :)

  16. October 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Equal Opportunity Pumpkin Lover!!! I love this post, and I can’t wait to decorate outside for fall. We have too much going on this weekend to decorate, but I got some wonderful ideas at the nursery yesterday! I was several adorable and creative pumpkin topiaries!

    Fun post, Mary!

  17. Barbara Bradham
    October 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Love the photos as always. Everyday, I look forward to your blog. Gives me a couple of minutes of pure joy. Happy weekend and Happy October to you.

  18. Cheryl
    October 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Hello October! Gotta unpack my stuff from the garage.

  19. October 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Yes, me too! I’m glad for October, and best of all are the beautiful days and crisp evenings that have arrived. Your pumpkin patch is great. I need to start one here. Have been waiting for the days to coo, l and I think we are there. I’m partial to the white pumpkins and the blue/gray ones, but happy to have a variety too.
    Happy, happy fall!

  20. Linda
    October 1, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    So pretty. October is a nice month….love your cute dogs !

  21. Dianne
    October 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Anything CHOCOLATE

    I made that cauldron with the witch’s legs and one with her hands for my front porch last year. Scary!

  22. October 1, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I know what you mean about pumpkins! All that gorgeous color makes my heart sing! Beautiful photos. I think October is my favorite month of the whole year! Have a great week.

  23. Paula
    October 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm


    Happy October, and your fall pictures are beautiful! I love Anne of Green Gables such a charming story.
    A give away , what a treat !!!

  24. Beth
    October 1, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Autumn….. nothing better than the crisp fall air and the splendor and awe in the colors of fall leaves. How wonderful to experience them each year. Your pictures and recipes are inspiring!
    Thank you. Happy October.

  25. Edith Weldon
    October 2, 2016 at 12:04 am

    A beautiful October tribute. I must run down to World Market to buy that precious Halloween cat calendar. It has stolen my heart!!

  26. October 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

    What a great post as always! Love your photo and quote! Gorgeous! You are so gifted…just makes me want to visit you everyday! 😂 Hope you’re in for a blessed day.

  27. October 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I love all the decorations! Halloween is my birthday and I get so excited when I see the decorations. Now I want to go pumpkin shopping! Happy Halloween!

  28. October 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I always LOVE all of your beautiful pumpkins and decorations. You are such an inspiration. Hope your weekend has been beautiful!

  29. October 2, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Love the Merry Calendar Mary! How much fun to count down the days! October is indeed the most beautiful month in the South and your photos make me want to run to the pumpkin patch and buy more pumpkins! Happy October!

  30. Karen
    October 2, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Happy October!🎃

  31. Regality (aka The Quing)
    October 4, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    I know you don’t answer comments. Nevertheless, I’ll ask this sorta question. We see the shore, the boat, and the garden shed, but not the inside of your home. Would love to have a tour sometime.

  32. Rattlebridge
    October 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    So adorable and joy-making. Love your pumpkins! Happy October, dear Mary.

  33. October 1, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    One of my very favorite quotes! Your WM Halloween Count Down Calender is adorable. I have one I bought for Easter years ago. WM always has fun things! The fields with the hay bales and pumpkins are charming. I just returned from a day at Round Top, and the open fields of bales, cattle, and rolling countryside is worth the drive alone. Happy October!

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