Thursday, October 6, 2011

AN INDIAN SUMMER













FALL IS IN THE AIR


Kitty belongs to neighbor, and keeps me company while I'm outside




Poems by Emily Dickinson

Nature

XXVII.
INDIAN SUMMER.
These are the days when birds come back,
A very few, a bird or two,
To take a backward look.
These are the days when skies put on
The old, old sophistries of June, --
A blue and gold mistake.
Oh, fraud that cannot cheat the bee,
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief,
Till ranks of seeds their witness bear,
And softly through the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf!
Oh, sacrament of summer days,
Oh, last communion in the haze,
Permit a child to join,
Thy sacred emblems to partake,
Thy consecrated bread to break,
Taste thine immortal wine!

Shadows dance across the house


In the deep south October brings the promise of glorious weather. My favorite time is usually early in the month when the morning air is cool and temperatures warm to about eighty degrees by afternoon. The sky turns a deep blue and long shadows fall across the house. This is know as an Indian Summer. If we are lucky this will last on and off until Thanksgiving. I enjoy adding a few touches for the season with flowers and candles on the porch. Come enjoy a lovely Indian Summer day with me.


Blue sky and eighty degrees





Crepe Myrtle foilage changing to red and yellow















Kitty and I are making photos and kitty looks up at a strange honking sound in the sky. A sure sign of fall, geese migrating south. This was a kodak moment for sure.






This beauty is out  for a walk showing her new haircut to all 


Not sure Kitty is happy about this




Fall color for the porch










All the shrubs and  flowers get a second wind and will bloom until first frost


Flowers cover all the tabletops on the patio with new blooms








Mr. Rabbit is even enjoying the day










Fall Y'all Around The House


 Foyer






Candle Charms


Mantle







Kitchen Table Vignette






Baby Pumpkin Candles


73 comments:

  1. Enjoyed all the colorful photos! Gorgeous on of your home!
    Gloria

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  2. Wow, such gorgeous photos!!! Your home is completely exquisite and all your plants--and LOVE that front door!! and that little kitty is such a sweetie--how adorable!

    Wishing you a happy weekend~enjoy the wonderful weather. It's 80 degrees here in New Orleans and I'm ecstatic too!
    XO
    Cindy

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  3. Beautiful photos! And everything looks gorgeous. Here in Michigan, with the exception of mums, we rarely have anything blooming. But, the weather has been in the 70's this week and the flowers are confused. LOL

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  4. your home and garden
    are looking quite lovely
    at this junction between seasons

    so glad you shared with us at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  5. HI, Your home and gardens are gorgeous! And I love all of your Fall decor. I especially love your red door. I had a red door at my previous home. Lived there for 22 years. I am missing that door! Haven't convinced hubby to let me paint my door here yet. "Too nice of wood". Kitty is so cute! How fun that he, or she comes to visit. The Indian Summer that you described is exactly what we have been having here lately. That is, until yesterday Mother Nature dumped snow on us. Yes, my yard was blanketed. Still cool and wet, but suppose to be back up in the upper 70's in the next few days. We went from 80's to 50's. Crazy! Enjoy that Indian Summer!

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  6. hello there! You are surrounded by such lovely things! love your blog.
    Thanks for sharing a thought :)

    Bon week-end!

    Myric

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  7. Such beautiful pictures. I don't know what part of the deep south you are in, but we don't have geese in Central Florida. But the sky is a brilliant blue, and the shadows are cool and refreshing at this time of year.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh Emily it looks beautiful at your house! Are you really having temps in the 80's? It's raining and in the 50's-60's here *sighs* I think I need to move to the south! *winks* Vanna

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  9. Emily, your photos are spectacular! The Canada Geese are flying overhead around our parts too. But temps in the 80's we haven't had for ages. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. lovely photos, kitty looks comfey.
    We are enjoying the same weather here in South GA.

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  11. Beautiful photos Emily! Your garden and home are lovely.
    -Lynn

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  12. Emily your photos are fabulous. I am in love with the crepe myrtle and your neighbor Kitty.

    Paula

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  13. You have an amazingly beautiful (and big) house, entry way and yard. Delightful.

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  14. Your photos are beautiful and your home is gorgeous, Emily. Your shot of the birds is awesome!

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  15. Wow I love your garden and your house so gorgeous!

    Prayer Flower

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  16. Looks like you certainly have a green thumb! Your lawn and gardens look just beautiful! Our Indian Summer here in Michigan has just been perfect the past week. Wish it would last all year long.... :)

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Rose and Cream. I am sure you put them beautifully. I haven't gone through all through your blogs but I would love to see your French inspired decors :)

    Myric

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  18. your home and yard are beautiful....the feeling is warm and inviting. Thank you for letting me stop by, I hope you will come by my blog and see what fall is like in the desert!
    Love to you, can't wait to come back..
    http://bleachervision.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Emily~
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  20. Emily, everything looks so beautiful right now....I love this time of year too.....xv

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  21. *THIS* is why we live in Alabama. Gorgeous weather!!! Your garden is too pretty!!!

    Roll Tide, Emily! DZ won best lawn decoration....YAY!!!! If you get a chance, stroll down sorority row before the game. :D

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  22. Such lovely photos, Emily! Your porch is gorgeous! Fall is slowly arriving here. Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  23. You have a beautiful home. I love the picture of kitty sleeping on the sidewalk!

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  24. Your lawn is always so gorgeous and perfectly done! Just lovely, as is kitty. Gotta love the cats!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. Beautiful tour! Love the red door with the kitty and sweet doggie with the new hair cut!
    HPS and enjoy your Indian Summer. That is what we are having in my part of Michigan right now!
    Jil

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  26. Love your red door and the neighbor's kitty. Such a cutie. Your foliage is so pretty. I too love this time of year.. it's spectacular! xomarlis

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  27. Kitty looks very comfy and your yard (and pup's new do) look beautiful! Enjoy:@)

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  28. Your yard and photos are beautiful, Emily. We had a gorgeous Fall day here in virginia. I love this time of year.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  29. Beautiful yard....I'm thinking that you had to pay the kitty to do such a perfect job of posing....tuna? Thank you for sharing your Autumn scenery. Cherry Kay

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  30. The lawn and flowers at The French Hut are so pretty. Love the red door.

    Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated.

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  31. Each of these images is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  32. O, such lovely photos..I so enjoyed every one of them. The geese...an awesome photo.

    You have such a beautiful home and lawn. The flowers are lovely...and your red door is the icing on the cake. :))
    xoxo
    O, and this post should be linked over at heyharriet.blogspot.com for SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY. :)

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  33. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  34. Beautiful photos.
    I had to take a second look with the one of the flag. Thought it was moving. Ha
    Days here are just right too. Crisp mornings and warms up in the 70's. Tee shirt and jeans...perfect. :)

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  35. Your front door and porch photos are beautiful. Love your crepe myrtles and lantana. Our lantana looks like it's on steroids. It looks more like a shrub than flowers even in this drought. Your neighbor's kitty is so sweet and you can tell she likes you. Love to see Canada geese when they fly. Fall is on the way. Yay!
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  36. What an elegant red door, both in and out of shadows!

    SHADOW PLAY

    Shadows like horses, shadow likes chicks,
    Shadows like houses built with red bricks;

    Shadows much taller than a high wall—
    No matter their shape, I love them all!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Skeleton

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  37. Gorgeous shadow captures!

    Late visiting from Shadow shot, hope you can drop by and peek at my entry. Thanks and have a great week ahead.

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  38. What a lovely lot of colour around your house!

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  39. Such a beautiful doorway. What a welcome. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  40. Love your photos! Love your music! Love your kitty and your pup! Fun visit...
    Have great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  41. You have a beautiful home, nice front door colour.

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  42. What a nice post! I love the red door! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week,
    Markus

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  43. What a lovely home you have. Pretty entrance and I love the red door. Have a good week.
    Riet

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  44. How lovely your home and garden are, I so enjoyed my visit this morning.
    Happy MM
    Maggie

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  45. Very nice! Thanks for joining in Shadow shot Sunday. Have a great week!

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  46. What a beautiful home! The landscape and porch are beautiful. Love the kitty and the cute doggie. Great shot of the geese flying over. Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing.

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  47. What a lovely entrance; everything is so neat and perfect.

    Happy Blue Monday to you!

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  48. Gorgeous color. I loved the very first shots of your home ... the lighting is spectacular. No entrance is complete without a kitty friend! Happy FALL!

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  49. Good day, Emily...

    Your photos are delightful, as well as your description of your Indian Summer. Love your porch; very welcoming. You have a lovely home.
    Yes, aren't the geese a welcoming Autumn sight and sound?

    I suppose you could say we are having an Indian Summer here too, in SE Texas - October started out cool and crisp, and now has heated up again...but it did this in September, too...LOL. I remember September Indian Summers in NJ, it lasted about a week, and then was gone until next year.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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  50. Wonderful pictures. I especially liked the way you captured the geese in flight. The dental molding over the front door in the pediment is perfect...I love that little detail. This is a perfect time of year...calm and serene.

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  51. what an impressive doorway. you must have a huge garden. beautiful photos.

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  52. So glad I came across your blog. What a gorgeous home you have. I love the entrance. Very elegant. And your kitty and dog are precious too. I am in West Palm Beach,Fl and love the weather. I see all kinds of birdies here too. Even vultures..lol I really enjoyed your blog and thanks for sharing. Please do stop by my blog. I love new visitors. :-)
    Have a great week,
    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Pillows

    October 10, 2011 3:04 PM

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  53. Oh my, what a beautiful entryway. The yellow flowers laying over the sidewalk are sooo gorgeous. I love the addition of the animals too :)

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  54. Your home is absolutely beautiful. I love the red front door. What a treat to see your lovely home and gardens. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Hi Emily~ Fall is my favorite time of year when the air is crisp & cool and the sky is deep blue! Love your red front door~ what a welcoming entrance! Your photo of the geese in formation is wonderful & I love your kitty companion :)

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  56. Beautiful photos and house. Cute kitty too!
    Have a great week ;)

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  57. Beautiful house and photos! I like the look of the front door! Have a great week. Anne

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  58. great photos and such a lovely home--don't you just love the fall! We took a trip to Hanover NH this past weekend--the leaves were gorgeous! best Barbara

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  59. loved looking at all of your beautiful pictures. Your home is lovely! Dropping by from Marty's.

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  60. Hi lovely lady.
    Your home is Beautiful with the red door~~~!!!
    I also love all the fall colors in your garage gorgeous !!
    Diane

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  61. Bonjour,
    Thanks for all the beautiful pics.

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  62. Everything is looking lush and lovely. Beautiful pictures, and it is nice that everything perks back up after the hot summer.

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  63. Emily- LOVE the play of shadows and all of the color in your yard and on the porches! We, too, are experiencing an Indian summer.... The mornings are beautiful, cool, and bright! Let's enjoy it while we can!
    ~ Sue

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  64. Your home and yard is gorgeous. Just look at that wonderful healthy green grass. I have a thing for a manicured yard!

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  65. Emily, this is my favorite time of year too. It's so nice to have the crisp, cool mornings and mild afternoons. Love seeing your beautiful home and yard. The shot of the geese is amazing. What a perfect moment!
    Enjoy your Indian Summer! ~ Sarah

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  66. Oh my...your outdoor area is so stunning...gotta love FALL in the SOUTH!!! I’m having a charming GIVEAWAY this week at my blog…come by and check it out!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  67. Love that neighbor's cat such a sweetie.
    Joyce M

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  68. Beautiful colors!! Rich deep fall colors, gotta love it!

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  69. Emily,
    Your home is beautiful! You also took some great photos of it! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  70. Your home is so pretty! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  71. Wonderful photos!1 You have a very beautiful home!!

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  72. Wow you have very vivid and beautiful photos, and am also amazed at the number of comments you got! I always see posts from Europe mentioning of the Indian Summer, i am wondering how it started. Maybe those British soldiers who went to India love the summer in India and adopted the name when they returned, then it stuck even to others who haven't been to India yet. I love to see the Lantana camara thriving on very wide range of conditions, from temperate to the extreme tropics.

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