Old Sweetwater

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Monday, October 25, 2010

I Don't Ever Want It To End

My favorite time of day is about 90 minutes before sunset, especially in autumn! The long shadows move me emotionally. The air is *clean* and colors are brilliant. I don't ever want the day to end. If it's not too cold, I enjoy eating things outdoors like homemade pumpkin soup from a fab pumpkin tureen. Otherwise, a mug of hot cider will do! And, I want firelight either by a fire pit, Chimnea or candles...lots of candles. Do you like early evening? Do you enjoy meals outside in autumn?
 



49 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Fall is such a special time, Janean. We all slow down alittle from all the summer activities. With the days getting shorter and cooler, we just naturally go in and get that nesting feeling. I love that last picture. Give me some mulled cider and I'm set!
Love and hugs,
Robin

Tammy said...

Wow! This post just put me in the moment. I love eating outdoors but where we live, there are so many gnats in the evening, you can't really enjoy it. Beautiful photos.

Deborah said...

Oh how gorgeous autumn is, and how you've captured all its warmth in this post!
I LOVE that pumpkin tureen..gorgeous!
And the cider..yummm..warms the tummy and the cinnamon stick ..perfect with it.
I have those exact mugs and holders! I have the clear (as you've shown here) and the frosted ones! I'll have to take them out again and put some hot cider in them... :)

Oh Janean, you are such a blessing!!
You know beauty when you see it..you have an eye for it.
Autumn blessings sweet friend!

With all my heart...Deborah xoxo

Kelli said...

This is absolutely my FAVORITE time of year. LOVE that fire pit! So pretty! We had a fire in our fire pit last night, just the kids and me. It was nice. We found some GARGANTUAN marshmallows to roast and they were perfectly gooey! :)
Love autumn evenings. Perfection. :)

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Janean, if I had a porch like that one in the last picture, I would MAKE SURE that I spent every evening out there waiting for the sun to set! But these days I'm just glad the day is almost over and after dinner I retreat to my play room and try to spend some time working on projects. That's what give my day a happy ending!

Take care, Becky

Marina Mott said...

Wonderful pics!! The first and the last are stunning!!!xx

Dolores said...

My favorite time of day too!!! We sit on our patio each evening, until dark...
Beautiful and inviting pictures!

Farm Girl said...

It all looks yummy. I love sunrises and they don't hurt so much if I am alone. But sunsets if I am alone make me so lonely. I love them when I have someone by my side. My favorite time too is just before the sun goes down in that magic time of day, when you know if you just looked carefully, you could see a fairy or two.
We are having a storm today and we just had a earthquake. It could be a busy Monday. :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

I can almost taste it myself, gorgeous autumn images, and i love the firepit, it almost looks like a jack o lantern all glowing!!
xo,
Debra

NanaDiana said...

Oh-my whole comment disappeared. I hate when that happens. I basically said that I thank you for the reminder that Fall is fleeting and we need to get out and use our firepit before Winter settles in - Hugs- Diana

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

You have just described one of my perfect moments. If I could find a location that had "autumn" year round, I'd move there in a NY minute!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Sharon said...

Your photos are wonderful.
I love this time of year and the beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
I also enjoy a good mug of cider with cinnamon sticks.
Have a great day.

Pondside said...

All of the things you mentioned are things we love to do too. The rains have started here now, and we'll be thrilled to see a sunny day once in a while until the end of November. I'm happy when the ponds overflow and I can hear the stream rushing downhill to the tunnel under the road and into the lake on the other side - something very comforting about rain on the roof at night.

All Seasons said...

I love this time of the year, Autumn and what you say, early in the morning, then it is wonderful outside ☼
You have make beautiful photo's.
If you like, I have some beautiful photo's from a place in Holland on my blog now. I was there last week, come and see Holland :-)
Warm greatings for you, my friend
Patricia

kpaints said...

Lovely post, I would love a nice fire, to sit outside, enjoying the fall beauty, and warm my tummy with some cider, love the vivid pictures of fall outings!

Kathy said...

I am loving your blog

Jennifer said...

I'm very much a summer girl but spring and fall have their perks too - the smells, the colors, the crispness. How can you not enjoy God's gifts? I look at the palette around us now in wonder! Jennifer jennsthreegraces Love your photos and post!

kimsound studios said...

I am in agreement with all these ladies ~ looking at each of these photos has truly inspired me in very different ways. With a smile on my face I am ready to enjoy this beautiful fall day with new perspective :D Kimmie

It's me said...

We don't eat our meal outsite in autumn.......i think our neighbours are in a worry.....why we do that ...we live in a appartement with two terraces......they must think we where crazy !! hahahaha!!.....happy autumn time darling.....love Ria...

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Looks beautiful! We have had a storm here the last few days so it seems more like winter.Brrrr! Enjoy Kim

Kerrie said...

I feel the same way, exactly! And I have written many a poem about not wanting the day to end. Sunsets just stir something special in our spirits... Lovely post as always!

Bernie said...

Love every picture, they are great. I know I'm wierd but I love every part of the day, I couldn't pick a favorite. The start of a new day, relaxing after lunch and watching the sun go down - all so beautiful....:-) Hugs

Rita said...

I love Autumn period! It is such a wonderful time of the year. With the mums blooming, the air so cool and the food great, it's wonderful to sit outside and just enjoy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do enjoy the evening in the Fall but I miss it being light out longer. I seldom enjoy a meal outside but I don't know why. I do however love the morning just before the sun comes up when the city lights are still on, it is so peaceful.

Suz said...

I must have that tree firpit
where can I find one...really
Iwon't be able to sleep until I find out

On Crooked Creek said...

Janean,
ALMOST thou intices me to the out~of~doors! I'm NOT an outdoors person. .. but this was a truly breathtaking post! I'll enjoy the scene from the patio door. M-m-m-. . .hot apple cider! YES, I'll have one, too!
Fondly,
Pat

Barb said...

I love Autumn! We don't eat outside much here because it is too cold, but I do love the beautiful sunsets and crisp cold air that this time of year brings. I love to cozy up by the fire and crochet or just sit quietly with a good book . . . or a good man . . . ;~}

You have managed making me feel Fall!! Love all of the beautiful pics today!

Hugs,
Barb

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

What is there not to love about autumn? I love the gloaming time of day, too... and, the early morning. There is just something special about the time before sunrise and sunset. These are some wonderful fall scenes!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I love the weather when it is like that, cool and clear and love to eat outdoors.
The photos you have shown are all fabulous. Enjoy your Autumn days.

Hugs
Carolyn

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Me too! I love that time of day. The rain stopped, finally and the late afternoon sun was divine!

Florence said...

I do love the fall evenings, especially when it is not raining. The cool crisp evenings are great for walking out in. Florence

Linda said...

I love that you wrote about this - beautifully written and.... the time of day that you wrote about is my FAVORITE time of day year round. To me, it is the magical time of day. I love it!

We don't really eat outside in the Autumn because my husband doesn't arrive home from work until 6:30 p.m. and thus it's already getting dark and much cooler out by then. But... we do love to have campfires in our backyard and to be outdoors in the fall.

Great post!

Nancy said...

I appreciate early evening very much. I'm not one for eating outside, but your picture of the glowing leaf centerpiece does pull me out. I would enjoy a warm evening in that atmosphere.

Karen said...

Love the fall. Although, unless it's cold here, the mosquitoes are too bad to eat outside at dusk. (unless you're at the beach.) But love it!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We've finally got some of that crisp air and I'm loving it. These Fall images are wonderful!
Blessings,
Marcia

Jennifer said...

Glad you stopped by - I like to include lo cal recipes too - Jennifer jennsthreegraces

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love everything about fall. Candles are my favorite. And your pictures are just lovely.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice post! You make everything look so inviting! We don't have much for fall here in FL, but we are having lower temps (in the 80s) now! We are able to eat outside on the lanai and we enjoy eating meals out there with the balmy breeze!

Katherine

Tanya said...

Hi Janean...
Okay...that post did it for me! Wow..that made me go ooooohhhhhh!! I love Autumn and you just gave it a new lovely meaning for me the way you described it!
I love all of that....can we just skip the freezing winters in Mo and Ks??? ;0)
Have a great Fall day!
Rain heading your way?

Linz said...

can i go to your house for autumn? yes, the whole season. :)

Christina said...

Fall is the best season, I like every moment, no matter if the sun shines or the wind blows or its pouring with rain (Ok, to enjoy that, i want to be inside ;o) )

Christina!!

ps. there is now a translator gadget on my site... :o)

The Atwoods said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Janean! :) You are too kind.

I just love that pumpkin-shaped bronze fire pit! Amazing!

Vintage Home said...

...stunning pictures...love the pumpkin tureen!...woozers...any time you need linens just give me a shout I have lots!

Suz said...

I'm still waiting...no sleep

Sylvia said...

Hello Janean,
we have some lovely days and it's nice to be outside then.
We have pumpkins from our garden and I always prepare pumpkin soup in autumn, delicious !
Beautiful pictures !
Have a nice weekend,
Sylvia

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I absolutely agree with you! Beautiful images.
Yvonne

Connie said...

Janean,
I love that time of day too! Up until this past week, it was beautiful weather and we could go out and eat or just enjoy being outside. It's a bit cold now but still so beautiful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yes! I love the autumn. I love eating al fresco too. We have a fire pit living area outside that we love to lite and have a glass of wine while watching the sun go down...

Penny

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

My favorite time of the year! God's paint brush is awesome isn't it! I love the early morning and the late evening too.