Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Embracing Fall


Okay, most of you know that I've seriously been fighting the arrival of Fall, mostly because we didn't really ever HAVE a REAL summer this year.



But I've finally caved.  The crispness in the air, the changing colors, the rain. I simply cannot deny it anymore.



But there is another more compelling reason why I've resigned to the fact that Fall is actually here.



Those of you who aren't on Twitter, first...why the heck not? And second, you may not know that I recently got my very first iPhone.  See if you were on Twitter you would totally known this! 



I’m not going to lie.  I’m having a TON of fun with it since getting it only last week.  One of my favorite parts about it is the camera.  I’m finding myself taking all kinds of pictures I never would have before because of how easy it is to do with my new iPhone.  Which also means I can finally participate in the #iPPP (iPhone Photo Phun) meme that I've been dying to link up to! 



So here I am, finally willing and ready to embrace Fall:


By enjoying my hot coffee on cool brisk mornings while waiting at the bus stop with Big T.



By taking in all the vibrant changing colors of the fall leaves 




And by picking the perfect pumpkin at the patch with my kids.


Bring it Fall!  But please stick around for a little while, because I'm definitely not ready for winter yet!


iPhone Photo Phun


{Also linking up for Wordy-Wordless Wednesday with the fantastic By Word of Mouth Musings, Live and Love...Outloud,  Angry Julie Monday, and Merry With Children}

52 comments:

Kimberly said...

I have finally given in to Fall too. Love that leaf!

Jessica said...

I have resigned to the fact that I have to cover my tomato plants every night but it also means I get hot coffee in the mornings so I guess I can accept it.

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Such awesome pictures, that leaf is so pretty!

Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

I love fall, but hate that it means winter is just around the corner. In fact that dreaded "s" word is in our forecast for tomorrow. if we really get it you will find me crying in a corner.

Natalie @MamaTrack said...

Such great pictures. And yep, it's fall. I'm accepting it. Winter, on the other hand, I'll fight.

kita said...

I don't love fall but it' is a nice cool down from summer. I guess I don't like it because winter is around the corner and I don't like the cold. I love the pics and the leaves are so pretty this time of year.

Jessica said...

I want an iPhone so badly. I just need five minutes in a phone store without children to get one. Apparently that is too much to ask for.

Bridget said...

Leaves and pumpkin patches!! I'm so jealous...

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Ahh, I have a droid but the ONLY thing that I'm jealous of is that Instagram....Beautiful pictures!!

Liz said...

That's a perfect fall leaf.

And YAYAYAY for your iPhone!

Amanda said...

The leaf picture is fab. I heart my iPhone too, and all the cool photography apps. Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

I wish we would get fall.

Jamie said...

Pumpkin spice coffee wins me over every time!

KLZ said...

Oh, man do I love pumpkin patches. Great phone photos!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I miss the colors on the leaves--they don't change colors very much here.

Jeanette said...

iphones take awesome pics! great job!

MamaMash said...

You NAILED that pumpkin pic. It is PERFECT. I have photo envy.

Greta said...

Gorgeous pictures! Bring it, fall!

(and stick around for a while, please...I'm not ready for winter)

Theresa said...

Boo, no winter yet. I pulled out mitten this morning. Mittens people!

tracy@sellabitmum said...

I love fall and wish it would be fall all year. Love these pics.

Kimberly said...

I think I'm the only one in the universe who does not have a smart phone. I get twitter via iPod or my laptop...I know...so cave woman like of me ;)
I'm also gripping onto the last bits of good weather bc Canadian winters suck. A. Lot

Leighannn said...

Gorgeous pictures!!
I love my iPhone!
I knew you'd love yours!!

Eve @Beautifulspitup said...

I love me some hot pumpkin coffee and am so glad fall is here! (I'm not a fan of summer heat)

Missy said...

I'm on Twitter - how did I miss this? Congrats - glad you love it. I'm totally thinking about getting one.

Optimistic Mom said...

Congrats on the iphone. Today we have snow in the forecast, so I guess our fall has pretty much come to an end. It would be nice if it did last all year round.....maybe next year. lol

Jen said...

Great pictures!! And I'm with you on Fall...I hope it sticks around a little longer...I'm SO not ready for winter.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kimberly,

Thank you! Its hard to avoid giving into Fall isn't it? Well with all the rain and cold air in my neck of the words! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Hot coffee sure does help!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

Thank you! That leaf just fell into my yard. LOVED IT!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Krista,

OH yeah winter, I'm not a big fan. Did you get snow?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Natalie,

Thank you so much. Maybe we can join forces and get winter to stay away just a bit longer.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

kita,

I think I would be accepting it a bit better if we had hot weather this summer. Winter is definitely too cold for me.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Oh my...you NEED to go get yourself one. I'm having so much fun. But yes, getting it without children present is a must. We did it with all three children in tow and I wouldn't recommend it AT ALL!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bridget,

Are you telling me they don't have pumpkin patches up in AK? That's so sad!! You can come down and visit whenever you'd like to get your fall leaves and pumpkin patch fix.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Amanda,

We went back and forth and back and back and forth on the Droid VS iPhone issue. Instagram was a HUGE pull for me.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Liz,

I couldn't believe that leaf when I saw it, so I had to take a picture.

I have to say, I'm so very excited for the iPhone it borders ridiculous!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Amanda,

Coming from a person whos photography I so admire, I am so honored that you like the leaf picture!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jennifer,

While I may complain, I do love living in a place that gets all four seasons. I'm always baffled by places that don't have them.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jamie,

Oh see I'm not a pumpkin in my latte fan. But get me near a Salted Carmel Mocha and all is right in my world!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

KLZ,

Thank you so very much! Pumpkin patches ROCK!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Rach,

Oh man. The color of the leaves definitely help to prepare me for fall. But in my neck of the words it doesn't last very long because more often than not we get a wind storm that blows them all off the trees, and that's the end of that.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jeanette,

Thank you so very much. I am amazed at how clear the pictures are on the iPhone. AMAZED!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

MamaMash,

Thank you so very much!! It isn't my talent, but the power of Instagram.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Greta,

Thank you so very much! Yeah, winter can stay a way for a LONG time!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Theresa,

NOOOOO!!! You can't be wearing those yet, because it CAN'T be winter yet.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Tracy,

Thank you so much! You make fall look GOOD with all of your fashion sense!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kimberly,

I was an #iPhoneVirgin for so VERY long and would have stayed that way if my Blackberry wasn't going on the fritz.

Yeah I don't want to talk about winter yet. Like, not at ALL!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Leighann,

Thank you so much! You were SOOOO right!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Eve,

I'm sure I'd be singing a different tune if we got much of that summer heat, but we had a very cool rainy summer. So this feels like more of the same, but with color! HA!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Missy,

What? Did you block me or something?? HA!

You TOTALLY need to get one!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Optimistic Mom,

Thanks so much!! SNOW? YIKES! I'd be running to the hills. Well maybe the airport to catch a plan to somewhere tropical. Snow should NEVER be in the forecast for October!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jen,

If winter comes quickly I'm running and hiding. Maybe in Tahiti!!