Fall Birthday Day Trip

DSCN3540I love having a birthday in the fall!  It is such a beautiful time of year, weather is great and the season just screams for a day trip.  Being in Indiana, we ventured to Brown County and Nashville Indiana for a day to celebrate my birthday and the fall.  Brown Country has parks and trails gallore.  And Nashville is a wonderful craft filled town with rows of shops and yummy places to grab a bite or treat.

 

 

The weather was perfect for our venture and we started by hiking and just taking in the view.  Leaves are turning and falling from the trees.  I could not have written a better script than what was given to us that day.  Simply beautiful.

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On our hike we stumbled upon this great outdoor amphitheater.  We must look up to see what goes on here.  Isn’t it lovely?

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We went into Nashville then for an afternoon of browsing and shopping.  Nashville is what I like to refer to as an artsy town.  There is so much creative energy flowing.  It inspires a “non shopper” like me to shop and gives me oodles of ideas to try at home.  Here is hubby with his new found friend. that welcomed him into her shop to view (and buy) her wares!

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The shops show off their merchandise inside and out.  Isn’t this so cute?  It makes you want every single item on your porch at home!  I will show you pics of my selections at the end of my day when I unpacked at home! (so keep reading)

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On the way home, we stopped to buy pumpkins.  This barn was awesome.  You can also pick your own pumpkins here.  We were a little late to do that, so we just got some that were already on display.

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The real surprise however were the alpacas that they have!  Aren’t they wonderful?

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We headed back home and it was so fun to unpack my goodies that we had gotten.  Since I have a new found love for chickens, but we don’t have any yet, I have been finding other ways to enjoy them.  (Remember Gus the Rooster on my pole barn?).  Take a look at these cuties for my kitchen:

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BUT the craftiness doesn’t stop in Nashville.  I received awesome gifts from my daughters for our gardens.  Look at these great veggie markers from spoons, corks and hemp.  I love them and cannot wait to put them outside.

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Also for our garden are number markers.  I have 7 beds currently and I am starting to get them confused!  Here are a couple of the bed markers so I can keep them straight.  How great are these?  What wonderful gifts for my gardens and me!

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And what would a day trip be without a visit to Life is Good and a new T shirt?  Look at the PERFECT one that I found!

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Appropriate for our muddy cool weather are the great MUCKS that hubby got me!  I cannot wait to slosh around in the dirt with these babies!

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So happy birthday to me!

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And Happy FALL to ALL!  Thank you for reading and sharing in my fun day!

 

 

 

Fall Images

DSCN3520We had such an amazing weather weekend.  I continue to say that we are in transition between summer and fall here in southern Indiana and that was never more true than this weekend!

Friday was a sunny day that hit the mid 80’s.  I was in the garden and after a few hours I had to come inside to do some inside farmgirlin’!  I was just hot and sweaty and it was simply wearing me out after a few hours out there!  Not at all like a few days prior when it was in the 60’s and I went 10+ hours outside piddling in the dirt.

Saturday brought clouds and rain.  AND lots of it.  We went to an art fair and when we left we were soaked!  We ended up stomping in puddles and totally enjoying the sloppiness of the situation.  The ride home was drippy!!!!  Sunday we had 5 inches of rain.  Pools of water everywhere and cool temps. A little thunder arrived with it.  I must admit I totally love storms and rain so Sunday felt like a cozy fall day to me and I really enjoyed the restful feeling  that it  brought.

Sunday evening the clouds and rain moved out and we got views of a spectacular sunset and leaves beginning to turn.  I love that we have such a great view.  We have dubbed our home “Big Sky Acres” because we have tremendous views of the sky all around us.  It lends itself to beautiful sunrises, sunsets, seeing storms moving in, clouds rolling across it and endless stars on a clear evening.

Here are some pictures from Sunday night.  I just could not get enough of the view and I hope the view makes you smile and feel like fall is a coming too!

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We thought we had seen it all, and then a double rainbow appeared in the sky.

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 The weekend was such a symphony of colors, temperatures and weather fronts! What is happening your way? Full fall? Snow?  Warm temps?

Happy unleashing today as you enjoy whatever the season is bringing to you!