Sunday, October 30, 2011

Autumn Traditions

Our family does not really have a Halloween tradition.  We have never been a family that participates in Halloween activities, unless they were of the large group party type. Mostly when my children were young, we attended civic or church events that were designed for a safe, fun environment for the kids and the family together.  I guess this got started when  my children were little, because I didn't want them to experience the sadness, and the danger, of trick or treating that I experienced as a child.

My hubby helping with last year's Pirate Party!

That said, now I am older and the only tradition that I observe now, is to totally enjoy the autumn scenes as we travel outdoors in our car or on a walk.  I am blown away by the colors in the trees, bushes and foliage!  Such beauty! Thank you God for creating such an awesome world for us to enjoy! 

Not just the beautiful browns and bright yellows . . . .

But the various reds . . . .

and combinations of colors; orange and brown, purples and greens, reds and yellows:

Gutter decorations!

Autumn Diversity!

So . . . .hubby and I invited our young grandsons to go for an autumn walk with us on Saturday!  I not only loved the leaves on the ground, but the canopy overhead with the mix of colors . . . .

Grandma's Autumn walk with the grands

What is your Autumn tradition?

This piece is for Etsyblogger Team Carnival.


Anonymous said...

Very nice "gutter shot!"

It's interesting how holiday celebrations change when children leave home. Worth thinking about.

Rose said...

I agree that the colors of autumn are one of the best parts of the season.

Laurie said...

I'm not, and never have been, a big fan of Halloween! Our traditions have only been to carve a pumpkin, roast the seeds, visit a hay maze, and hand out candy. This year, because of money, we didn't do ANY of that!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I LOVE the gutter decorations! Gutters need a little love too!

Halloween definitely takes a far backseat these days. Neighborhood trick or treating was done when the kids were young, and always the carnival at the rec center or church.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am with you! Just enjoying the leaves and the colors, the crisp air and the wonderful food we all love to make this time of year is enough celebration for me for Fall!