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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall in the Country

If you live in Texas, you like Fall.  Because it means NO MORE SUMMER.

It's mostly Fall-ish around here these days, but the ladies over at SITS - with their Fall Back Into Blogging event - have given me a bout of Fall Fever.

Day 2 of their blogging challenge is a photographic challenge...the prompt is to show a picture of what Fall means to me.

To be honest, I barely even remember last Fall.  We were in a new house, in a new town, with a new baby.  The newborn haze was thick and I don't really remember much for the first few months seasons of Claire's life.  My memories don't start to sharpen until sometime in the Spring.

But!  I remember the previous Fall.  When it was just me, Charles, and Jack.  Living in the country.  Claire not even a figment of our imaginations yet.



Pictures like this remind me of the things I loved about the country.  I forget about the scorpions, the spiders, the neighbor's buffaloes tearing down our fence and terrorizing our horses.  Instead, I just think about the cool breeze, dressing Jack in pants and long sleeves and following him all.the.way.down.this.super.long.driveway to get the mail, and the fuzzy coats my horses were starting to sprout.

And one more Fall favorite of mine!

This.  I love this.


Happy Fall, y'all!  Come join us and link up over at SITS!

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16 Comments:

At September 25, 2012 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Heathers Happenings said...

That is a beautiful picture. I wish I lived out in the country.

 
At September 25, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Chelle {Everyday Polish} said...

Stopping by from SITS! I love the blue pumpkins- my favorite color! :-)

 
At September 25, 2012 at 8:22 AM , Blogger DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the fall AND living in the country! =)

 
At September 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Miss Angie said...

Aww, I love that first photo so much! How sweet!

Thanks for sharing!

Found you through SITS!
♥ Miss Angie @ My So-Called Chaos

 
At September 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

It was part awesome, part not-so-awesome. Our house was infested (seriously, we saw one a day on average) with scorpions, for example. So it had its downsides!

 
At September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Thank you for stopping by!! :) The blue pumpkins were something I was cleaning out of my trunk and they ended up turning into one of my all-time favorite pictures.

 
At September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Fall is the BEST. Especially around here!

 
At September 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Thanks for stopping by! The first picture kind of makes my heart melt...that was my favorite age (so far) with Jack. He was just so darn *SWEET* back then. <3

 
At September 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM , Anonymous karin said...

What a great picture! It is absolutely adorable. I hope you have a fabulous fall with your whole family this year!

 
At September 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM , Blogger stacey gibbon said...

Found you on the SITS blog challenge. My family is in Oklahoma so I know exactly what you mean about when you are ready for fall, the hot summer is over. Unfortunately where my parents are, it's still in the 100's. Blah! So they are ready for it. Bring on fall!

 
At September 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Blogger From Tracie said...

I love that country road picture. And the row of blue jack o lanterns. Awesome!

You left me a comment about a Jack in the Box shake yesterday, and I just had to tell you that not only is fast food acceptable, it is encouraged. We don't have a Jack in the Box down here, but I always go there when I visit my mom in Arizona. It is one of my favorites!!

 
At September 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

OK good...because that is seriously my only "Fall staple" - I was practically hooked up to a Jack-in-the-Box Pumpkin Shake IV when I was pregnant!

 
At September 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Thank you! Same to you! :)

 
At September 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Yes, BRING IT!!

 
At September 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Julia P F said...

That picture is about as close to the country as I will get... So thanks for taking it so I know what it look like! I love fall because my birthday is in October

 
At October 1, 2012 at 11:37 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Happy Birthday MONTH, then! :)

 

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