Do you have a favorite season?

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Colorado in the Fall

I do. And it’s now. This season of fall. For me, it begins with my September birthday, and travels with me all the way through Thanksgiving.

Colorado is known for its beautiful autumn foliage, especially the leaves of the Aspen trees. But around my house, the colors of the cottonwoods, mountain mahogany and others all give us beautiful sights throughout the season.

Decorating my home for fall usually begins in early September when I begin to bring out some of my treasures that were put away during the spring and summer months. October brings the harvest of pumpkins and gourds and the changing colors of leaves, all staples for some pretty colorful and spectacular vignettes. Then I just add a few special items in November that are perfect for focusing on the Thanksgiving holiday. I love to mix items from nature I find around my house with personal adornments collected over the years.