Beauty before the storm

by Cindy on October 27, 2012

As we prepare for the pre-Halloween weather monster, “Frankenstorm”, I took a few moments to savor the fall beauty in a few pictures I took on Friday.  It was my son’s preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch, and the weather was warm and beautiful.    There’s something about this particular field trip (this was my third to Krop’s Crops) that just seems so all-American and full of tradition.  The crunching of fallen leaves as we walk, the kids picking their own pumpkin in the field, and a simple snack consisting of a fresh apple and apple cider.  The scene will likely change in a few days –  rain and wind prematurely blowing away the fall leaves, flooding, and pumpkins on the loose.  So glad I could enjoy these moments of calm before the storm.  And if we lose power, I’ll continue to see these pictures in my mind’s eye.

‘Hoping everyone stays safe during the upcoming storm.

– Cindy


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LeAnn October 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

Beautiful photos and I especially like the one of your son and his pumpkin. Our lovely fall leaves seem to all be blowing away tonight. Nothing like the winds you are likely to get oh so soon. Thinking of you and hoping for the best over the next few days.

Michelle T October 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

Gorgeous pictures, Cindy! I love the one of the tree stump and the one peeking through the trees at the wagon full of kids – on the outside looking in… Your son looks like he’s holding that pumpkin for all it’s worth! He’s a cute little munchkin! Looks like you had a great day.

Stay safe and hopefully this storm won’t be as bad as predicted. Everyone here is worrying about flooding as the last flood was only last year.

Maryanne Gross October 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I love your pictures, Cindy! Fall is my favorite time of year. I hope all goes well in NOVA. We’re battening down the hatches here in Annapolis and hoping for the best! Take care.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement October 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I’ve been hearing a lot about the ‘Frankenstorm’ going on and she definitely sounds like a doozy! o.O Lots of safe thoughts and energies headed you and your family’s way, as well as all the other people going to be hit!

I love all your pictures Cindy. Thank you for sharing them with all of us 🙂 I haven’t been able to enjoy Fall this year so these pictures definitely bring what I’ve been missing to me!

Kathleen Lange Klik October 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

That looks and sounds like a fun place, thanks for the beautiful visual tour! Brenton and I have been wanting to go to a pumpkin farm, maybe we’ll head out there some weekend. Although the remaining autumn days are limited!

Cynthia@OrnamentalStyle October 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Oh, I love the autumn pictures. Obviously, here in Florida our scenery looks nothing like that. That Nathaniel is one sweet cutie. Stay safe and I hope Frankenstorm turns out to be a mini-Franken.

cat kerr October 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hello dear friend!! My thoughts are with you and all in the path of this yucky storm.Can you believe my sister Ingrid is planning on flying here on Thursday…don’t know if that’s going to happen.
I love the beautiful photos you shared!!Especially the one of the apples…makes me want some apple pie…with ice cream…and whipped topping..heeheee… That hayride looks like fun fun fun!!
Big Hugs,

Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion) October 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Autumn is so special in this part of North America. We are busy getting ready for winter’s grip and making sure the earth is prepared for renewal next spring. I never tire of seeing the excitement of children in the tangible changes of the seasons. Thank you so much for letting us glimpse your family’s traditions, Cindy… what wonderful pictures!

Alice October 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

What a fun outing. I really miss the days when our kids were younger and we trudged through the pumpkin patch searching for just the right one. Your photos are gorgeous!

Prayers for everyone in the path of this storm!

Patti Vanderbloemen October 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

It seems like the beauty of Fall has come and gone so quickly this year, doesn’t it? Your pictures are fabulous – as always! He is such a cutie pie!!! How awesome that you accompanied him creating a special memory!

Stay safe and dry Cindy….I pray this is over sooner rather than later!

Rebecca Anderson October 29, 2012 at 5:38 am

Aw, look at your wee man! So cute. It looks like a beautiful day trip. I really love the turquoise wagon they got pulled along in! Hoping that you make it through the other side of this storm, I will be thinking of you all.

kim October 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

I think we are given these beautiful fall days to reflect upon come the howling winds and snow and ice. Beautiful pictures! Stay warm and safe.

Tracy October 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

These are so pretty Cindy. I bet you are enjoying some baking and some quiet time with your family at home while you weather the storm. Hopefully, your house at the shore will come through the storm without any damage! Loved your new Wolf form. What a great find!

sandra October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

As always, such lovely photos. Please stay safe.

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