Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunny Autumn Respite


                         Come on into our garden and enjoy a quiet respite on this warm  sunny afternoon.

                  I have a comfortable chair for you with a cup of hot organic apple cider. Relax and enjoy a peek through a nice magazine or just enjoy the beauty of the falling leaves.

                  An old birdhouse on the post that a squirrel has taken up residence.

                                               Autumn garden scenes this past week.

   Hope you  enjoyed a quiet autumn respite among the beauty of nature.

Today, I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness.

  I pray for safety of all in the path of Hurricane Sandy and for those who have already suffered loss and devastation. My heart goes out to all of you.

Take care,


Divine Theatre said...

Such loveliness! Your photography skills are astounding, as well!

Hoping you are well...


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn. Simply just beautiful. I feel very relaxed just looking at it..Happy Monday..Judy

StilediSte said...

Ciao, sono Stefania, questi colori sono meravigliosi, sembra un posto forse lo è...
Buona serata

Pamela Gordon said...

It's so beautiful in your gardens in fall. I think it might be my favourite season there because of the warm colours. I see the squirrel chewed around the hole into his new house so he could fit inside. :) Have you picked up the new Christmas Cottage issue? I got mine a week ago. Pamela

podso said...

Carolyn, lovely pictures again and such rich color. I love your autumn scene. It seems like you were just readying your garden for the spring and summer. Time is flying by!

Anonymous said...

What a a beautiful serene place to take up a cup of tea! May I ask about your mums- do you buy these beautiful pots like this or grow them? I would love to have beautiful full pots of mums like this without spending the fortune to buy them each year.

bee blessed

Naturegirl said...

Truly a place of calm and serenity with the storm brewing all around us! love and light Anna

Ellen said...

These pictures are simply stunning! So lovely atmosphere you have created <3 Your are truly a master to decorate:) I love it!
The birdhouse is so sweet <3 <3
Have a blessed week. Hugs from Norway.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your pictures are just lovely. I really like the first one with your father's bicycle in it. The colours are just stunning! Sweet birdhouse too. Hot apple cider sounds really good about now. Thank you for joining me for tea and I hope Sandy doesn't do any damage to your lovely property.


Deb said...

Such a pretty, welcoming gate. Your tea settings are always so sweet. The colours today are beautiful.

Susan said...

Lovely images, Carolyn. So relaxing. And the hot cider? Delish! Thanks.

So far so good in Western Massachusetts. Lots of wind and rain but we are safe and hunkered down for the night. Hoping for the best. Susan

Raminhos de Pano said...

The photos are fantastic. that nice place!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your gardens still look good Carolyn, the gate is charming.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Carolyn, this is just such a dreamy setting. The colors of nature are stunning. Your photos are just spectacular as always.. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.

Linda said...

Love, Love, Love this, Carolyn! Did I make myself clear? I said, "LOVE THIS!" Hehe What else can I say? LOVE. That's all.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So beautiful and relaxing. I always enjoy spending time in your lovely yard.

Karen said...

So beautiful and colourful in autumn, you have a lovely garden. Best Wishes Karen.

Janneke said...

I should like to sit over there in that chair at the gate with hot apple cider looking around me and enjoy the lovely autumn colours, and than I should forget the beautiful autumn cottage magazine but keep that to read at the fire in the evening.
What a beautiful garden!

Loraine Living said...

Lovely... and such a nice relaxing place! Have a nice day, greetings Diana

iris said...

toujours aussi beau
et plein de couleurs
les petits nichoirs sont sympas
bonne journée

Cotton Peony said...

You have had a great autumn up north my dear.. just stunning colors and weather.

After this storm finally passes (working on day 5 here) most of the just turning leaves will have been blown away. So let me sit back and enjoy your views instead.

warm hugs,

Cotton Peony

Snap said...

Beautiful! Love the garden gate and the wreath. What a wonderful, sunny spot to have tea or apple cider! Happy Tea Day!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

This is just beautiful! The essence of a beautiful Autumn Day!~Hugs, Patti

Gartenkraut said...

wish to be there!
we had alady the first snow here. so please enjoy the beautiful automn for me too.
grüess Pascale

Anonymous said...

Truly lovely!

I pinned your top photo. Such beauty!

:) Hope

sabrymagic said...

Mi unisco anche io al pensiero dell'uragano!!
Complimenti per le tue foto e grazie per questa ospitalità,è sempre un piacere passare da te!!
Un abbraccio con il cuore!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Postcard perfect!!
It's so messy here after the storm, this was a delight to look at!

D said...

Hi, Carolyn,
Your pictures are so beautiful.
Can you please tell me the info on the book you are showing, author or ISBN#. I tried to look it up under "Autumn Cottage", but came up with nothing.
Thank you.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This speaks serenity. Love the beautiful fence and the Adirondack chair with the mums - beautiful autumn colors - Autumn definitely looks beautiful in your garden. I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I've told you so many times but...let me tell you once again:
your home, garden, cottage look like if they came out of a fairy tale. It is always a pleasure to visit you.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, I think this is fall perfection! Every details is just amazing. LOVE the leaves and mums and pumpkins and throw and wreath and bicycle... fall perfection!

WendyBee said...

Beautiful! As always, you have featured a vignette that has captured the peace and serenity of the season. I continue to admire that wood chair with the big round back, and found myself drawn to the throw. It looks like it's knitted from Lion Brand Homespun (my favorite for chunky rich-colored afghans, shawls, etc.). But I haven't used that colorway yet. Hmmmmmm......

Deborah said...

Stunning !!!
Oh my goodness Carolyn, your place is just beautiful in autumn too...I would love to join you right in that chair by that gorgeous fence with a hot cup of cider!
It would be splendid sitting there with you xo

Deborah xoxoxo

Jaybird said...

Absolutely beautiful, and I think that top magazine was the best they have published in years. I have looked at it time and again.
Thank you for the nice cup of tea and a little R&R...I was in great need of that :^)
Blessings to you,

Rowan said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I really love that wreath on the gate and the hot apple cider sounds just right for an autumn day.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

You have captured the warmth of autumn very nice. Lovely photos as always! We have had frost several days now and a very chilly air, making the trees bare leaving sticky brown leafs in piles on the ground. It even snowed one day last week. Winter is coming.

I want to congratulate you on being featured in Franciska´s Christmas book. It looks wonderful. I think I have to order a copy.

Have a nice day,

Mary Rink said...

Your photos look like magazine covers!!! Beautiful warm colors, stunning photography and such a relaxing cozy place!

Ľubica said...

Carolyn, the last some nights I was on your blog. Your pictures and comments are so wonderful and you are the fantastic lady.
Lubica from Slovakia

Arla said...

I have been enjoying your garden's so much this summer. And now I have a question. Do you plant bulbs every fall? Can you tell us about your fall plantings?
Thanks for your lovely blog. I enjoy it for inspiration and relaxation.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

What a lovely spot! I am envious, but in a happy way +: )

Roberta said...

Complimenti per il blog è meraviglioso...fa sognare!Baci

Safta2Eight said...

Such a beautiful spot...To sit and just be....Thankyou Dear Lady for such beautiful inspiration...Blessings