Fall is my favorite time of year. The colors, the smells, the pumpkin patches, the apple cider. I love when it's just cool enough for a cozy sweater and homemade soup. This year was one of the most memorable falls ever. And it all started with me decking out my porch to welcome in the season.
|A little shopping never hurt anyone...|
|We visited Luceline Orchard, ate lunch, walked around, went on a hayride, and wound our way through a corn maze.|
My mom would have loved these. She has always loved burros. Technically speaking, these here were miniature donkeys, not burros, but who cares? They were so darn cute you just wanted to put them in your pocket and take them home with you!
|Beautiful day for getting lost|
|Scott, Jayden, Jacob, Nyla|
|Jayden giving me a thumbs-up with his wooly caterpillar|
|Pyrrharctia Isabella. These amazing little critters emerge from their cocoons in Fall and Winter and produce a cryoprotectant that allows them to survive during winter while still freezing.|
|Cute litte train ride for the rugrats|
|Even caramel apples made with Luceline produce|
|Wild NHL game|
|One last crazy picture before they left|
Jenny Oaks Baker Music Video
"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." -Lauren DeStefano
I will never forget the Falls here in Minnesota. Not too far from our house is the Carver County Reserve which has acres upon acres of trees, trails, ponds, and lakes. I went on a walk here with Jacob and my mother this Fall and the display of colors was unlike anything I had ever seen before. It is hard to capture in an image, but the forest had such an ethereal glow and the leaves were so vibrant and brilliant that they appeared as if they'd caught fire. In all my traveling and wanderings, this simple walk, was one of the most memorable and beautiful things I've ever seen.