Fall Favorites

I really appreciate home. Going to school and living with roommates it great and all, but sometimes you just need to go home. Sometimes you just need to do your laundry for free, sleep in your own bed, eat normal food, and hug your mom every 10 minutes (did I just say that out loud?).

My Friday class was canceled so I figured why not come home for the weekend? I really enjoyed walking around the garden, eating fresh tomatoes and unwashed carrots, taking pictures of Fall, and enjoying the sun. No homework got done, but that’s what Mondays are for, right? Besides, you beautiful people need something to make make your day a little brighter!

So enjoy a little tour around my home where I show you my Fall favorites!


Our lavender blooms during the early summer, but we always get a late second bloom of just a few flowers. Lavender is one of my most favorite scents and its colors compliment the garden so nicely.


This picture was taken from down looking up towards the sky. Look at all those shades of green and yellow.


Potatoes! Our purple potatoes are one of the most prized garden harvests that I grew up eating during the winter. So delicious and so purple.


Because who doesn’t enjoy an artistic-looking, leaky, old faucet?


A low-lying plant that is absolutely vibrant with red.


A ground full of pine reminds me of the forests in the Czech Republic. One of the best places for a run that is soft on the knees.


Please appreciate the color contrast here.


This is one of the largest grapevines in our garden. When I was younger, we had a trampoline right next to it. So I and my friends would jump, eat some grapes, jump, eat, jump, and then run to the bathroom…TMI, but it’s true 🙂


Oh hello, delicate little creature…


And another delicate beauty.


The white fence of my childhood! Many pictures were taken around and on it. Many children clambered about it, pretending it was a train or a horse.


Do you know what grass sounds like?


Did I ever mention my family smokes? Yes! We smoke the best meat in town, people! It wouldn’t be Fall without some fresh smoked meat and steaming purple potatoes.


Fruit tree after fruit tree. I think the last time I counted we had 23. Apple, peaches, pears, oh my!


The quakers! These trees give us privacy and the most interesting symphony every night the East wind blows from the canyon.


Sage. A beautiful word. A beautiful name. A beautiful plant with incredible texture.


Ever compared a fresh garden apple to a store-bought one? The difference so apparent that you’ll never want to buy another apple again.


Just take a moment to appreciate this lovely dirt. Because it really is quite lovely.


Ever wonder what heaven tastes like? Take a bite out of a freshly picked garden tomato.


I am going to miss my parsley forest so much once winter comes! It grows like a weed and it’s so fresh, so delicious, and so green.


Green house boarding set aside for winter.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor’s cute then forget the fruit.



Little lettuce sprigs that won’t have a chance to fully grow before the first frost arrives.


Hello Mr. Grasshopper! Such big eyes and legs.


Potted herbs are a great way to keep your food fresh and flavored during the winter months.




Yes, I ate a carrot straight from the ground with dirt on it. Got a problem with that?


Final tree pruning before it snows.


The shed that I played house in way too many times growing up.



Time to carve a new perch for the little parakeets!


Beautiful caramel apples because your sister is so kind and brings you treats home from Halloween parties.


This is the home I grew up in. This is where all of my childhood memories are grounded. This is where I spent every October since I was a little girl. There are details, cycles, expectations that I know all too well. This is my place.

Happy October, friends!



3 thoughts on “Fall Favorites

  1. May, this is such an amazing post! I totally love it! Thank you for taking time to document details in our garden. Much better than walk in the canyon….. but we will have to do that too before snow comes. Promise?

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