Fall colors are at peek up here. I took a few shots in my backyard. My little garden bench has
become a lap for leaves!
The Japanese Maple is still turning to its fall color but with the sunlight behind if it made for a pretty picture!
We have a lot of yellow in the trees on our side because it's so shaded. Out in the sun you'll see much more color!
This was a shot I caught out across a field with the classic warm russet tones.
We went for a drive to see fall colors and this was one of the few images I captured. The clouds moved in more and more and stole the sunlight so it ended up being a bit of a shopping day in Glen Arbor where we were headed.
We had a late lunch here at Bone Docks which is really a hub in this town. They have a huge outside decking area with lots of tables and a big covered bar area complete with tv's for the sports fans and plenty to drink if that's your desire. In the summer it's truly a hot spot! In the fall the tourists are less than half but the good thing is the sales at the shops. Some of them have 50% off since they want to clear the shelves for the winter. A great deal of these shops literally close up for the winter.
Right after we left the restaurant I ended up at a cute story called the Cottonseed. They have a wonderful selection of clothing (more appropriate for the younger generation) and I found a sweet skirt and blouse for my daughter but I can't show it in case she reads this!
I spotted this coffee mug at another store and just had to have it. If you know me you know I like to garden and I do play in the dirt!
I spotted this basket at one little shop and nearly passed it up. I'm glad I brought it home which prompted me to play with it.
I remembered I had this napkin (after reading a post by Calypso In the Country) the other day. I thought I'd see how it would look in the basket.
Then I added a wine cooler to the center.
So of course I had to try it with a bottle of wine and it works! This would be a cute way to present a bottle of wine for a luncheon or dinner! It's a very strong well made basket so it can take being used like this.
My first idea was to put fruit in it so of course I had to try that too!
I dug out some placemats and set the basket on the table. I love it! I have a thing for chicken wire so this was an automatic draw to my eyes! I have some Pottery Barn pieces from several years back that this looks surprisingly close to! So my fall benefits were the sales!