Hello September and Autumn Inspiration!

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Hello 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


Leaf peeping. . .

Fall Sunset

Beautiful orange 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. . . 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


A Fall Harvest Around the Potting Shed

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

September Collage

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  54 comments for “Hello September and Autumn Inspiration!

  1. September 1, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Mary, what a lovely welcome to September! Autumn is truly my favorite season and you have captured its beauty in each photo! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. Michelle
    September 1, 2017 at 6:50 am

    How fast the summer went! Welcome Fall! We need cooler weather,! Your photos are awesome!🍁🍁🍁

  3. Melinda
    September 1, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I so love your blog and your autumn inspiration!! I am sad to see summer go; but such is life, bring on the color of fall! I will be searching your recipes too! They look so yummy:)

  4. Diane
    September 1, 2017 at 7:36 am

    So ready for fall. Living in Hotlanta I am sure it will be October before we have fall temps. It cannot come soon enough for me.

  5. Linda
    September 1, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I love all of your beauty of fall and especially how you share with your puppies

  6. RS
    September 1, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Ooh and ahh over every picture! My husband carried that same steel thermos to work everyday for years.

  7. Linda
    September 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

    That’s what I miss being in Florida!

  8. September 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

    With September came a 48 degree morning. That feels like winter! I saw the first hint of changing leaves yesterday which means fall is not far away.

  9. Ellen
    September 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Peggy Toney Horton has said it best! Your gorgeous photos display all the treasures of Autumn. Absolutely in love with the hay bale. Thank-you so much for this splendid post.

  10. September 1, 2017 at 8:32 am

    We’ve been enjoying fall-like weather here for the last week+, but summertime temps will return this weekend to remind us “It ain’t quite over yet!” I love fall. Everything about it…except for the awful hurricanes and allergies that affect so many people…is lovely. I’m thankful for the beautiful change of seasons we get to experience every year here in Missouri! ❄️🌱🌞🍁

  11. Brenda
    September 1, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful! I’m so ready for fall!

  12. Norma Rolader
    September 1, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Oh you have beautifully described Fall and by each photo shown the beauty of this lovely season! I love fall and thank you for sharing! Love your decor and please keep the ideas and tips coming God bless and have a blessed weekend

  13. Janet O. Robinson
    September 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Love your photos Mary! We were 49 degrees in Scarborough Maine this morning! Fresh crisp and beautiful! Happy Labor Day….. the next 2 months are a favorite here!!

  14. Jo
    September 1, 2017 at 9:14 am

    There’s something to be said about the late summer of September. The cooler weather in the morning & the hot afternoons are wonderful! Trees are preparing for Fall with some trees dropping their leaves already. Love this prelude to Autumn. Happy September 1st everyone.
    Have a great holiday weekend, Mary.

  15. September 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I’m always ready for Fall to arrive, but I’m still not in the mood to decorate…maybe before too long. I always enjoy coming to your home for inspiration, Mary. Happy weekend to you!

  16. Sandi Lee
    September 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Everything is lovely! Is that bittersweet underneath the 3 pumpkins stacked on top of each other? I love it but it’s hard to find in middle Georgia. So glad for a reprieve from the heat and humidity.

  17. September 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Such beautiful fall inspiration. We are building a new home and it is almost finished. Looks like I will be moving in at the end of this month and will be decorating for fall! All of my velvet pumpkins are packed away. Can’t wait to move in and dig them out of the boxes.

  18. September 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Happy September Mary!!! Already I feel the temps feeling a teeny bit cooler…mostly in the morning..but it is great to spend time on the porch again….I love Fall…one of the reasons is that I can see your magnificent Fall posts! What a most wonderful time of the year! Fall beauty at its best right here!!!

  19. franki
    September 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! franki

  20. September 1, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Mary, I’ve been following your blog like a groupie for at least a year now. You just have that special touch with every picture. Your decor is magazine-worthy with every single vignette. And of course, I love your fur-babies! The picture that took my breath this morning was the fall pontoon party. I’ve seen lots of pictures on your boat, but this is the first I’ve seen where you decorated the boat. I’m going exploring on the blog now to see if I’ve missed any. It’s a beautiful idea.

  21. September 1, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I think one of my favorite post!

  22. September 1, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Welcome September! I want to go on an afternoon autumn tour on the Crest! That’s my favorite part about this post. The boat looks so welcoming and comfy for fall!!!! You are the bomb, my friend!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. Leslie
    September 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    You always have the most gorgeous photo’s, as well as tablescapes! Thank you so much for sharing your little corner of the world with us.

  24. Becky
    September 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Gorgeous! I’ve looked this post three times. So enjoyed it.

  25. September 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Always a treat to see your compilation posts, full of your gorgeous work! We have the remnants of Harvey here now, and I’m starting to see leaves on the ground. Pumpkins and mums are rolling into the farmer’s market, and I’ll soon enjoy cooler temps all day, not just in the mornings. I absolutely love the angles of light this time of year and reflections of color. Have a great weekend.

  26. Donna
    September 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Wow, great ideas and photos. My favs are the one with your pooch sitting on the bench behind the decor, your great styling for a boat picnic, the stacked pumpkins and of course, the quotes. Thanks for the feast for the eyes. I have my white pumpkins out but now I promise to do a bit more in the next day. Inspiration or what. .. . . .

  27. Diane
    September 1, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you for a Super post–all of it–the pictures, the recipes and the colors of Autumn. I am so ready for Fall and cooler temperatures but this weekend will be 110 or more! Thank goodness for air conditioning!!!

  28. September 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Mary, this is a beautiful introduction to fall. Dianne

  29. September 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Actually both:) I LOVE Fall but hate to think of winter following. I wish we could keep Fall all through the winter too. Thanks for this beautiful round up. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

  30. Marion
    September 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Mary everything looks so Fall like. So happy that the temperatures here have turned almost Autumn like. Love all those pumpkins.

  31. Marilyn
    September 1, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Everything is so lovely. All of those pumpkins are enjoyable.
    Thank You for the post.

  32. Joan
    September 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thank You for this wonderful post. I love all those pumpkins and the apple picking photo.

  33. Paula
    September 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Loving your welcome with open arms to September !! I ask who doesn’t love Fall !?!!
    Do you grow bittersweet?? I love it, but it sure is hard to find around here !!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

    • September 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Paula, I don’t grow bittersweet but love it! It grows prolifically in the NC mountains and I buy it from a local farmers market. Happy Labor Day weekend 😀

  34. Mina Flor Teatime & Garten
    September 2, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Hi Mary, I love your photos! They inspire me so much! Thank you for sharing this beauty!

  35. September 2, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Okay, so now I want to go on a hayride and have a picnic after picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!! Fall seems to be everyone’s favorite season, especially after this long hot summer ☀️ We are feeling a touch in the morning and evenings, and how did the days get so much shorter overnight? Hurry fall, and take the hurricanes away please! I hope you go pontoon picnic this weekend!

  36. Sabrina Ullrey Mow
    September 2, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Every one of your pictures is stunning , absolutely gorgeous !!! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I always look forward to your post they are so inspiring and beautiful. Happy Fall🍁🍂🌻

  37. September 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Everything is so beautiful! I love these cooler temps we are having right now. I had to put on a sweatshirt for my morning walk today. :-) I LOVE that pumpkin pillow (?) in the 11th picture from the top. May I ask where you found it?
    Have a wonderful day!

    • September 5, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Thank you Laura! It came from Pottery Barn several years ago. 🍁

  38. Bobbi Duncan
    September 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Mary, your beautiful photography never fails to inspire me. Fall is my favorite season, not only because of all the amazing colors, great weather, and dappled light, but also because it’s a time with several holidays that allow for several changes of decor. I look forward, always, to seeing yours. Hope you enjoy a fun weekend.

  39. Cindy lou
    September 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    LOVE your setting such a BEAUTIFUL FALL TABLE !!!!! LOVE the photos !

  40. September 4, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Love, love Fall!! Crisp, cool, crunchy leaves along with crisp, crunchy apples! 🌻🍁🍂🌽🍎🍏🍐🍇

  41. jillian
    September 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful, inspiring photos. I am going to read each post. This summer and, in fact, the whole year has been flying by. I love the beauty of all seasons, but hot summer is my least favorite. The sun at Boulder’s elevation is a scorcher! Thanks for fall ideas.

  42. September 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This post is gorgeous. That sunset had me spellbound! Every picture is beautiful and I could camp here for a long time. Trying so hard to catch up. Great post.

  43. Ann Woleben
    September 11, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I saved and pinned the photo of the crewel embroidery pumpkin and leaves – just love it!

  44. September 11, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Leaf Peeping is my favorite reminds me of home! This is what Fall is to me! 🍂🍁🌻

  45. Cyndi Raines
    September 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Mary, I can’t believe I never commented last year on this awesome post, as every picture is a wonderful tribute to Fall! I LOVE the “on fire” sunset and the lovely “livingroom” on the pontoon boat. My love for that boat is running neck and neck with my love for the garden shed! Ha Thank you for capturing the essence of fall. Getting excited to do some baking, i,e, your wonderful Bundt cake pictured above! It is SO GOOD! 😋

  46. Carole Klopschinski
    September 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Hi Mary, love your posts and especially the fall ones….Daylilies are my favorite too….hope I win…

  47. Jan
    September 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi Mary, I look so forward to your postings and beautiful pictures. It is clear you put a lot of time and thought into them. You live in the most gorgeous place, I am so appreciative of the view of the water and all the surrounding natural serenity. I love several of these pictures and posted them. Among my favorites are the flower arrangement in a pumpkin tureen which has given me some great plans for a beautiful tureen I have but it rarely gets any use. The picture of the round bales of hay, also lovely, beautiful and pastoral. Every one of your photos that show the leaf colors changing are stunning. I am in central California and we only have that in the vineyards with the changing of the seasons. I am also a big day lily fan, use to have Stella but now it is astonishing how many new varieties there are. Thanks so much for all the work you do to create such a lovely website.

  48. September 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks you Mary for the fall inspiration. Beautiful pumpkin arrangement.

  49. September 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I can’t say it enough times…what a treasure you are Mary. Every time I click on your blog—-I know I’m going to have a feast for my eyes, some peace for my soul…and learn something wonderful to do or plant. Thanks for all these gorgeous posts…and please stay safe! Sandi

  50. Claire
    September 21, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Oh my goodness! This is truly the most beautiful blog I have ever seen. I have just found you while looking for fall inspiration and Nordicware pans. I know just how much thought and work goes into your posts. Just amazing! I’m looking forward to following you from now on :)

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