Thursday, September 26, 2013

Late September in NW Wisconsin - at our House

Cornfield south of the house
View from our Almost Porch
(upcoming post)

I've always been partial to October, but I may have to reconsider September for favorite month status. October has bright blue skies and gorgeous maples and oaks, but September is more reliable when it comes to pleasant evenings and of course, garden harvest.  I used to be able to count on the second weekend in October having perfect weather for celebrating an early Thanksgiving, which we did for  many years before our kids grew up and moved away. The past few years, however, the second weekend in October has been cold and wet, less than cheering.

September has been lovely!


Tomato Chips
(from the dehydrator)

So before we move into October, I thought I'd post some of my last-part-of-September photos, most of which I took yesterday.


Milkweed


Tomatoes and Oregano
Before the Dehydrator


SandStonehenge
I think these hunks of sandstone were placed here by the grandsons.
They look like tombstones, don't they. I kinda like them.


Asters, Rudbeckia, and Salvia
They won't be around much longer. 
I love the huge burst of color, that last-minute treat before we get a killing frost.
And then, you-know-what is on its way.
The big W.

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32 comments:

Denise said...

Really nice pictures.

ImSoVintage said...

Beautiful photos. I am loving September, too. Especially as I heard that the business owners here have been warned that this is going to be the worst winter in history. UGH!!!
xo Laura

Melissa said...

Fall is my favorite time of year & there is something specially about it up north. Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sandra said...

love love love the tomato chips photo, that would be beautiful on a kitchen wall... i would also like to taste them.. you have a beautiful fall blog today...

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love all those colors. so bright & cheerful. ( :

Blackberry Lane said...

Such gorgeous photos today. This is my fav time of year. Those tomato chips look delicious. Oh how I dread winter, and I'm in Georgia, which is mild!

Susie said...

Your( little )one reading, what a cute picture. Happy birthday to her:):) Loved the sandstone henge, so funny. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Jenn S said...

Those flowers are still so lovely!! Glad you have had such a nice September... ours is turning out to be not too bad either. Surprisingly we haven't hit 100 all week and the mornings have been in the 60's! That's about as fall as we get around here! lol

Terri D. said...

The big "W" brings January and the new season of Downton Abbey, though, so we have that to look forward to!!

Beautiful photos, as always. You bring us right into your heart with your pictures, Judy.

Diane said...

Great pictures! Wish I had your view!!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love your photos this morning - I love September too with just a slight chill in the air :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i just love your views. thank you for sharing some wisconsin indian summer/fall with me/us. :)

podso said...

What a wonderful view!

Eileen said...

We have had a lovely summer here in the UK this year and autumn is being very nice too.
Beautiful photos.
Happy birthday to your daughter.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely photos of your late September. It is my favorite month, with October a close second.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow I am so jealous of your future view. How exciting.

Karen said...

Summer's gone and September's going fast. Loved your colorful photos!!

Paulette said...

I love the sights and smells of Autumn in Wisconsin, thanks for sharing them with us.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Judy Gorgeous photos with September light in them.

Babs Richman said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts of Fall. I'm ready...if it ever gets here. :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, so beautiful! And I can't wait to see your Almost Porch!

Vee said...

The big W? If you had said the big S...

We have had a fine last few days as well.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say your area is just beautiful. I bet you love Sept. and October. So wonderful there. I feel God is there.

Now about winter - winter doesn't scare me! lol

sandie

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful flowers! The month we had of nearly 100 degrees ruined the majority of my flowers.

I am your newest follower.

Judy

Linda said...

Beautiful series of photos.

Cynthia said...

What beauty you have shared. Love the photos. Fall is my very favorite time of year too!

Cynthia

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J said...

What a blessing to have that endless vista of beauty outside your window! Your photos have captured the true essence of a crisp fall sunlit day! Beautiful!

Amy Burzese said...

You are so fortunate to live where you do. Beautiful views and beautiful harvest. October is my favorite, but September is a close second. It is still quite hot here; usually less humidity, but the sun blazes down, and the crackly grass bothers me. And my nose/head stays messed up.

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely series of shots... I especially like the sheep above the stone wall... I tried to subscribe to your RSS feed but couldn't get it to load to either Sage or Firefox's Live Bookmarks... sigh.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Here in Brittany, September is considered as generally sunny, while October is rainy. And I can't wait for the corn to be removed. I have a field right behind the cottage and when the corn is higher than me I get claustrophobic... Plus, I love being able to see far away in the countryside once the corn is gone!

J_on_tour said...

Lovely insight into your world at home once again. I like how you merged all the images into the last one giving a magnificent blend of colour.

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