Friday, September 4, 2015

Five on Friday:Signs of Fall

It's so fun to be back to our 5 on Friday - thanks Amy! Now that it's September the Fall signs seem to be everywhere around my northwoods these days. Some very obvious ones too - like geese flying over every day and chillier nights. Here are a few more sure signs of Fall to me:


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No more regular walks to the park with my daughter and her friends so they could play on the playground. We tried to pack a lot more of that in during the final days of August - but now that she's in school I walk with Ruby.  And during our walks this is more and more what I'm seeing, yep the changing color of the leaves has begun!




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Celebrating our son's birthday is always a sign of Fall to me. His birthday is in late August so it's usually one of the last "events" of our summer (although this year we also did the Mn State fair). He actually let me capture a few photos too. So you can see the final results of the sporty birthday bunting I made for him - although the big cookie wasn't strong enough to hold the 2nd post so I had to improvise and put it in a glass. He loved the cake with his favorite team's colors (notice his hat). I love the photo of his sister giving him candle blowing out advice. Lol  It's extra frightening as we're now talking about driver's permits. Pray for me!




THREE

The nights have been coming earlier and earlier. It gets dark about an hour or more earlier than it did during the summer already. This was a photo I captured of a beautiful full moon at a party a friend of ours had just a week or so ago. They have a lovely property out in the country and even have horses and chickens! (notice the horse below the moon)



FOUR

I've been getting back to my scrapbooking better and my daughter and I are even finally finishing up her "girls rule" cross stitch. We started it this summer, but it quickly got thrown aside for bike rides and trampoline time. She is back to being interested in it - so that's a sure sign of Fall!



FIVE



And back-to-school has officially happened as of this week - the surest sign of all it's Fall! 


I'm linking with Amy of Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.






36 comments:

  1. Our summer has been a bit changeable this year, we could do with another burst of sun before we head fully to Autumn. Your trees are definitely starting to change colour. Have a good week :-)

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    1. Hope you get that sunshine soon! I'm loving the colors that are slowly starting to show up. Blessings for a lovely weekend! xo

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  2. Our summer has not been the best this year some cooler than average days and lots of rain, so we were hoping for a prolonged summer to maybe catch a little sun. Autumn is definitely arriving there with the changing of the leaves, which are a beautiful sight.

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    1. I hope that "Indian summer" as we call it here in the northwoods sticks around for you! Love those beautiful leaves though. ;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  3. That backpack is almost as big as her! There are definitely signs of change in my garden, with some of the foliage starting to develop the autumn reds and golds.

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    1. Ha! Her backpack was pretty stuffed that day Eileen! Lol

      Hope you're enjoying all the beautiful colors and having a wonderful weekend. xo

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  4. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. Five definite signs of fall there! Looks as though your sons birthday was great, the bunting looks good doesn't it! I hope that the children will both enjoy back to school, and that the driving goes OK - doesn't start until you are 17 here! I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy! Oh I wish our driving didn't start until 17 here! He's able to get a permit to practice driving at 15 but can't get an official license until he's 16....and even then it's kind of "probationary" and there are strict rules for awhile for when he can drive and what kinds of passengers he's allowed to have.
      Happy weekend! xo

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  5. Oh yes, autumn is on the way, isn't it? Sadly no sign of an Indian Summer here. Happy birthday to Aaron, I love the candle blowing out advice photo! My son has to put up with a lot of "advice" from his two little sisters...
    Have a wonderful weekend, Carrie! xx

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    1. Hope you have a warm and extra pretty Fall Alison! ;)

      I love that photo too. Lol Got to love little Sisters - Mother hens in disguise.

      Blessings dear Gal! xo

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  6. It's that time of year again! School starts here on Tuesday and I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. Ahppy Birthday to your boy - who is almost a man!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn! I'm loving being back to a routine most definitely!! Blessings for the school year there and your routine.

      Happy weekend! xo

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  7. I cannot wait until the leaves start changing colors. That Birthday cookie looks so yummy. I know what you mean about driver’s permits. With the twins, my son was more interested in driving than my daughter, she just got her permit and she will be 20 next week. But my middle son will be 15 in February and he’s hinting about his permit.

    I really need to pull out my cross-stitch project, I think I said this same thing when you talked about it when she started it, LOL. #procrastinator

    Have a great weekend hon!! xx

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    1. I can't imagine it will be long and you'll be seeing lots of lovely color dear Gal.

      Wow - I hope Annie is less eager too when it's her turn. ;)

      I love that we're not the only ones to procrastinate. Lol! Happy weekend Sweetie. xoxo

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  8. I"m looking forward to seeing the leaves change colour in the next few weeks, but first we have to get rid of this awful heat and humidity. I'm visiting from Five on Friday.

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    1. Hi Linda!

      I hope that heat (especially the humidity- the worst!) goes away soon. Wishing you a lovely and colorful Fall!

      Happy weekend to you! xoxo

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  9. I've noticed leaves changing too Carrie, and I was thinking 'good...then I can get 'free' decor for the Fall House Tour' lol.

    But I'm not a fan of it getting darker so early, but compared to the dead of winter when it's dark by 4, I guess I shouldn't complain.

    Don't worry about your son driving. He'll be fine, and just think...no more carpooling!

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    1. I love that free northwoods yard "shopping" too Doreen! Lol

      I don't like the early nights either - but does definitely beat winter's early hours!!

      There will definitely be something to be said for not having to take him everywhere! An one day he can drive his sister too.

      Happy weekend Sweetie! xo

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  10. Love your 'signs of fall', Carrie. Summer goes by so quickly, but it looks like you have made the best of it. Cute photos of the kiddos. Oh, it's learner's permit time.....I can sympathize. My Mr. took on that challenge for me - he has nerves of steel! Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and have some fun things planned. xo Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen!

      I think that Ad will need to take on the teaching job as well...I have a feeling there'd be a lot of yelling and "Oh my Lord - save us!" going on in the car if I take him. Lol!

      Happy holiday weekend to you and the Mr.! xoxo

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  11. Yes, those look like signs of Fall. Cute back to school shots! Happy Birthday to your son.

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  12. I love the fall or Autumn as us Brits call it. Particularly love the photo of the moon - really stunning and I like the sporty bunting. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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    1. Thanks Joan! It's my favorite season by far. ;)

      Hope it's lovely there and you're having a wonderful weekend! xo

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  13. Autumn is definitely on its way here & I'm glad. Apparently we are to have an Indian summer next week but I shall believe that when I see it. Lovely photos of your trip towards fall! xx

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    1. I hope you're getting that lovely, warm, colorful beginning to Autumn! Thanks for stopping by and blessings for a beautiful weekend. xoxo

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  14. Sweet youngin's headed back to school, and a nice birthday celebration too! You have some fall color! So jealous! :-)

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    1. Thanks Marie - sending beautiful, warm, colorful thoughts your way!!

      Happy weekend! xo

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  15. Hi, I'm visiting from 5 on Friday and have noticed a number of changes myself that Autumn is just around the corner. Our grandchildren have been excited to put their backpacks full of school supplies together.

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    1. Hi Judith - thanks for stopping by!

      I bet those grandkids are excited! Such a fun and pretty time of year.

      Blessings to you for a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  16. I love this! I'm waiting for our trees to start changing here. They should start soon since it's been chilly and rainy. Can you believe another school year has started? They years seem to fly by these days. I don't have any more at home but I am away that school starting means holidays are just around the corner. CRAZY!

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    1. I know Tori - it's come so quickly! But I shouldn't be surprised it seems to sneak up every year. Lol

      Although I miss my kiddos at moments...I'm also enjoying the quiet and productivity. And I'm already thinking ahead to planning some Christmas gifts and other holiday things as I know that will sneak up too!

      Blessings xoxo

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  17. Oh I am trying to ignore all signs of Autumn, I am desperately clinging to Summer and the promise of an Indian Summer. I love your son's cake and bunting, good luck on the driving front. My daughter is back to school tomorrow too, and then the routine begins. Have a lovely week Carrie x

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    1. Well I hope the warmth sticks around for you Lisa!

      I'm ready for the cool and the colorful here. Bring it on! Lol

      Enjoy being back to the routine. I'm soaking it up so far. Blessings my Dear. xo

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  18. Happy birthday to Aaron! :-) I am right there with you about driving.... don't even want to think about it, but next year my oldest turns 15.....*sigh* where does the time go? Love his cake, so awesome! Our leaves are starting to change his too... fall is my favorite time of year. :-) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Thanks so much Jill! I love that you can commiserate with me as you'll soon have a 15 year old too. The time does go TOO FAST!!!

      I hope you're getting lots of fun time to soak up Fall leaves and all the bounty of this beautiful best season! (say that 5 times fast - ha!)

      Happy week ahead. xoxo

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