Between the raindrops I was able to get a few moments to decorate my bike basket this week. Luckily it didn’t take long, and I was able to get in out of the rain again. We’ve had all types of weather this week, some sunny almost humid days and others that were blowing with bitter cold rain. I guess it’s a sure sign winter is on it’s way. Before the snow decides to fly I wanted to get my bike looking like fall. The tree and bike are in the circle portion of our drive and I just love how the simple bike makes a statement. I purchased the mums at a local nursery on my way home from school and visited a local farmer for the pumpkin and squash, making it a quick trip for decorating supplies and I’m on a strict schedule these days.
I couldn’t believe how heavy the squash was, the farmer even put it in my vehicle for me it was so heavy. I love squash and can’t even imagine trying to cut this one up to bake and eat, but for some reason I think I want to give it a try. I just love winter squash soup and I bet this would make a big batch. There’s nothing better than soup in the fall, my family requests a hearty soup, on a cool day.
Once I got home I decided to back my Jeep up to the tree to unload my purchase, no need in breaking my back trying to carry that extremely heavy squash. I think the bright orange and green colors in the squash make is so unique, and even without the rain it’s so shiny and beautiful. As you can see we already have leaves on the ground here. Fall is blowing through and I do believe we will have snow soon. Some days we have a temperature drop of over 20 degrees in less than an hour. On Friday when I walked it started out fairly nice and before I reached my 5 miles it started freezing rain….that’s Michigan for you.
I haven’t even had time to decorate my porch yet, and at this rate Fall may be over before I get to it. Also pumpkins seem to be expensive around here this year and that alone has me discouraged. I guess if I do buy many I can always feed them to the pigs when the season is over. How is your Fall decorating coming?