The fall of Summer

Posted in Gardening, Lifestyle
on October 24, 2017
the fall of summer

The Fall of Summer The Fall of Summer

Change is in the air

The end of summer has come and gone. It’s a bittersweet feeling as the freedom of warm summer days comes to a close and the leaves begin to turn. We’ve had a slew of cool nights here in Connecticut over the past month or so, but now it really feels like autumn is revving up. Fall has always held an element of inspiration for me. As an artist, I can appreciate the brilliant colors that will light up our trees soon but I see beauty in the decay that begins too. The leaves flash us oranges and reds and then they curl and flutter down to the earth. It’s such a beautiful cycle.

the fall of summer the fall of summer

Much to look forward to

This foggy morning had me feeling sentimental yet excited. I’ll miss running around town with no need for a coat or layers, refreshing drinks on our porch with friends, sleeping with the windows wide open and listening to the buzz of the wildlife that surrounds our little cape, the fireflies especially. All at the same time, I’m enjoying the crisp air, pumpkins and apples. The weather this time of year is perfection; the temperature that is that beautiful intersection between the end of summer and the beginning of fall. We’ll enjoy having our windows open at night for a little longer before we button up for the cold season ahead.


the fall of summer

Check out how we grew our own heirloom pumpkins this year


the fall of summer

the fall of summer

Home-grown pumpkins

the fall of summer

Staying warm

I’m excited to share with you guys this cool initiative from Arhaus. They’ve teamed up with American Forests and for every purchase made during their sale, Arhaus will plant a tree. They make dining tables using reclaimed wood, and are devoted to never using resources from our depleting forests. This is near and dear to my heart and my husband’s too. I think it’s such a wonderful program to be a part of. In the spirit of their #ArhausOurWorld partnership, they’re sharing tips on how to live more “green” and they’ve asked me about how I keep our home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Aside from my passion for keeping house plants all over our home (to help purify the air), I wanted to share a quick tip about keeping warm! I’ve noticed such a difference in our home ever since we’ve put up heavier drapes. They’re great in the summer because they block that strong summer sun from cooking our house, but I feel their effect most in the winter. Insulated shades and curtains make such a huge difference on our energy bills! I’m linking a few of my favorites below to give you more inspiration.

 

 

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Velvet Panels

Velvet Panels

Cream and Black Thermal

Cream and Black Thermal

Blue Sage Insulated

Blue Sage Insulated

Textured Gray Woven

Textured Gray Woven

 


Do you embrace the cold and enjoy being indoors for winter or are you a bit of summer mourner like myself?

 

The Fall of Summer

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Home-grown pumpkins

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