Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~ Wednesday Gratitude ~

I'm joining Heidi at Heart and Home for Gratitude Wednesday. Stop by her beautiful blog and join in! 
I have declared Sept 1st as Fall!!  Doesn't matter that it really isn't yet...very warm here, still in the 90's, however, it is supposed to be a bit cooler this week-end so we shall see.  I am just so sick of summer and the Texas heat that I cannot stand it.  I put my fall wreath on the door today as well as a new door mat.  I'm so grateful for the change in temps that are coming. Just a few pics of some of my favorite things about Fall ~  


I'm grateful that we have a change of seasons. As much as I love the beach, I could not live where it was warm all the time. I'm grateful for the ability to be outside more, to take long walks and breathe in the cool, crisp mornings.  I'm grateful for the many scents that we can enjoy ~ spices, pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, pinion wood burning in fireplaces or fire pits. I love fall clothes, PJ's, socks, jeans & t-shirts.  Simmering pots of soup, baking bread, pies, hot apple cider and strong coffee. Candles that cast a warm and cozy glow, beautiful pillows and throws scattered about and magazines that showcase the season.

Tell me what you're grateful for!
xoxo
Pat

6 comments:

Jamie said...

I am grateful for the change of season. Fall is my favorite season. And it might be warm where you are but it was snowing where I was last weekend! brrrr

Heidi said...

Hi Pat,
I'm with you, I love a change of seasons,and I love the fall! We haven't really had much of a summer this year, but today was in the 80's - very nice! Usually it's foggy during the summer months, but we get a couple of hot weeks. Nothing like the heat of Texas though! I don't think I could stand it there during the summer months. BTW I've lived near the ocean almost my entire life, and I equate beach time with sweaters, scarves and sometimes a woolen hat! It's usually cool (sometimes downright cold!) on the beach around here. The only time I'm in my bathing suit (eek- scary time!) or summer clothing is when we head over to the islands or down to Mexico!
Thanks for joining in this week. I always love seeing what you're up to!
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Julie Harward said...

Ooh, I love all those things too...I put some jeans on the other day and they felt so good! I love getting the sweatshirts out again too and walking through the leaves and hearing them rustle! :D

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I am grateful for your kind words on my blog. Autumn - here I come!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Fall is my favorite. I love jeans and jackets (although I'm not sure mine will fit this year) and the warm days and cool nights. This summer has made me even more ready. My fall stuff will be out by the end of the weekend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love Fall. We don't have much of it here in AZ, but I have tons of memories of it from home in Michigan....your pictures brought those memories to mind!