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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Changing of the Seasons

Not too long ago, here at the High Heeled Life country home, we were saying how hot it was! Wishing for cooler temps. Well, just like that the weather is changing and though summer is not yet officially over, when you live in the country , as the weather starts to cool its time to start preparing for the change of seasons.

Morning garden walks are starting to require these...

Gardens need to be readied for the cold weather... plants moved, trimmed back, protected, autumn bulbs planted so that a beauty of colour will greet us after the long winter, etc.

Though our renovations are almost complete ... a wood burning fireplace is not planned until next phase of renos. But, when you live in the country and about 90% of your property is forest... trees need to be cleaned up from rain storms, and just ageing trees. Wood that is good for burning is cut and stored in the barn (yes, we have a barn..lol)

We don't rake in the forest but the trees that surround our home leave quite the leaf blanket, that needs to be raked, blown and bagged or burned. 

Living in the country as the seasons change from summer to autumn, makes drives into town that more magical.

Of course visiting the local orchard is also part of the autumn activities...

Coming home and baking  some yummy apple pies, or covered apple treats!!

Autumn is my favourite season  ... I love all that comes with it...
How about you, are you starting to get into autumn mood? Are there certain chores that need to be completed before the winter snow comes?


  1. prettyboy dolce groomerAugust 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    I hope those pinky rubber boots belong to YOU and NOT mr. G.

  2. Autumn is by far my favorite season! Can't wait for the leaves to change and the air to get a chill! xo

  3. After the hot humid summer we had, I'm looking forward to fall.

  4. beautiful photos, makes me so excited for autumn!

  5. You are really making me yearn for fall! What lovely photos. I bet autumn is gorgeous where you live.

    We will probably have heat around here until October...so my rain boots will stay put in my storage closet for a while. I can live vicariously through you! xo

  6. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year!

    Cool, crisp weather, the leaves , glorious in their colors, and yes fresh apple pie!

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  7. Autumn is my favourite time of year.. I adore the colours.. these pics are wonderful.. I was thinking of you this week as we played football against a Canadian team from Alberta.. it was fun .. They were very nice, I baked.. :)
    I have also invested this year in a Canadian Goose Parka.. I am fed up freezing my ass off xx

  8. I'm definitely a spring/summer lover, but seeing these pictures make me rethink that ;)
    The picture of teh road into town is stunning, what a beautiful colour explosion!
    Wishing you a lovely week!

  9. Autumn is my favorite season as well. I love everything about it, except that in these parts, it doesn't always stay around long enough. :(

    It was much cooler this morning than it has been, so I'm sure fall is on the way. Hope you enjoy the change in seasons and have fun with the pink Wellies. :)

  10. What a tease this post is for me! I LOVE autumn and can't wait to crunch some leaves now!

  11. Beautiful post very well presented. Fall will come someday to Texas I am sure, but no signs of it yet.

  12. I want the boots. And the pie. xo


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