Friday, July 24, 2015

Is It Fall Yet?

Is it fall yet?!

Feels like temperatures over 105 make me dream of fall.

I get emails daily with previews of fall merchandise
and, occasionally, items for Christmas.

You'd think that would cool me off!

My favorite magazine arrived.
That's good!
The Cottage Journal Autumn issue is full of gorgeous photos.

Cottage Fall Magazine

It made me want to go out and find fall!
So, when I went to the grocery early in the morning I came home
with the closest to fall I could find --


At least they are the right color
and they look fall-like in one of my favorite pitchers 
that I use as a vase.
It is hand built, heavy and, the most important thing, fall like!



Sunflower Collage

It makes me smile every time I look into the kitchen.
The sunflowers look happy with my roosters.


Sunflowers Collage
and I guess the random is trying to stay cool!
Wishing YOU well and much joy.
I hope you are staying cool!

I'm joining the Good, the Random and the Fun!
And, the lovely Judith at Mosaic Monday.


Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

How fallishly gorgeous! It makes me think of gorgeous oranges and yellows, and cooler weather...summer has become something I just would rather if I lived in a different state it might be different..but I agree with you..105..sheesh! My weather station again says "dangerously high heat index".

Maya Harrison said...

Oh please, let us enjoy some more of summer, lol... Those sunflowers are really pretty. So cheerful, it brightens up any room.

Deb said...

Oh wow! Those are beautiful. Mine are just open now and I love looking at them out the window. I, too, love Fall but there is no way I am ready yet. Love your vase, too. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Very bright and cheery - love the pitcher. We don't wish for autumn here because that is when the rains start - and rarely stop until late spring. Summers here in the PNW are gorgeous - mid 70s - slight breezes and no bugs. But I do like a bouquet of sunflowers now and then even in the summer Lovely photos and collages.

Dorothy Borders said...

Beautiful sunflowers, and they do go with the roosters. I have a few blooming in my garden now (sunflowers, not roosters) but, unfortunately, they can't make it seem any more like autumn.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

THe sunflowers are gorgeous ...I have some outside and the bees are loving them now. 105 is way too hot!

Donna said...

I adore sunflowers and the collages are fabulous....I wouldn't mind fall coming if it lasted spring it can be such a short season here.

Amy at love made my home said...

Really beautiful sunflowers!! The first autumn magazine arrived here yesterday, I am not reading it yet!! I don't want to be tempted by autumn, I am still waiting for summer! xx

Cathy Keller said...

OH my, what beautiful photos of sunflowers, brilliant color!!! Thank you for this ray of sunshine! Have a grand week!

Barb said...

I love the happy sunflowers and the roosters, but I don't want fall quite yet! (I understand why you do though...)

Dina Lettre said...

Gorgeous! (But we're counting the minutes until mid-October, too!)

Chere Mama said...

Oh, I know how you feel about fall! It cannot come too soon!

abrianna said...

Those are fun decorations. We don't get fall here until November...maybe.

Brooke Neal said...

Sunflowers always make me smile!

Karen S. said...

Oh no way, can't have fall yet! But gee your photos are bright and vivid and stunning fun!

Corrine at said...

Well we'll be 90's this week and humid, so I am in there with you. Saw turkeys and pumpkins at the crate and barrel outlet with the kids yesterday, ugh, really? In July? NOT ready for fall even though I hate the heat. xox

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images! I would love fall if it didn't mean back to school.

Pride In Photos said...

I adore sunflowers too. They are perfect for summer and fall. I even created a blog post about the sunflower napkin fold back a couple of years ago. Stay cool my friend.

Tamar SB said...

What gorgeous flowers! Thanks for linking up!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I agree sunflowers are so cheerful. It is supposed to be 106 today so your fall photos bring "cooling relief."

Steph said...

Love the header montage.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sunflowers are the absolute best! Smiles just looking at your beautiful pictures. Almost as good as having them in my kitchen...thanks!

Jill Harrison said...

I really do love sunflowers. Such a happy flower. I know I am replying a few weeks after this post, but have a happy week, and thank you for stopping by my blog on 10 August!