Autumn has arrived in Maine. It is evident as I gaze outside my living room window at the brilliant red canopy cascading over the front lawn. It is in the air as I first meet each crisp morning. It is under my feet as I crunch along my running route. It is delighting my taste buds as I sip warm apple cider. It is nice to be reunited with my favorite wooly garb. There is just something about autumn that leaves the other three seasons a bit envious. Here is a sampling of the autumnal merriment on display at the Goodwin Homestead.
Pumpkin garland happily hangs along the back gate.
Drawing on the metallic joviality of Halloween, pumpkins are spray painted in copper and glittery black. Coordinating flower pots hold mums and ornamental kale on the front door step.
The anemones I planted must be a bit confused thinking it is already spring. If the other bulbs I planted are also overachievers, next spring promises to be vibrant.
Peculiar gourds scatter autumn glee throughout our home.
I received these spooky bottle labels as a merry surprise from a very creative 2012 bride. You can follow Melissa’s superb craftiness on her blog Maine Melissa. I am elated to be working with Melissa on planning, coordinating and designing her September 2012 wedding.
Since I started writing this post that brilliant red canopy has shed another layer of leaves on the front lawn; the only negative to autumn on my list. I best trade the mouse in my hand for a rake.
May this find you enjoying the bliss of autumn in your neck of the woods.