Fall is finally falling in Southern California! Oh, sure, we’ll still have warm days but the nights are definitely cooler! Yeah!!! 🙂 With the lovely 70 degree days all this weekend, I really feel like bringing in more of the traditional fall colors, a few pumpkinsfor out front of the house and doing some much-needed fall dusting! Must be time for Fall Cleaning! 😉
This was our mantel decorated for summertime
In the photograph, above is how our family room mantel looked for most of the summer. Now, in the top photos, here is the mantel dressed for fall! I spent some time playing around with the old books which had been my mother and father’s. Some are lovely poetry books like one by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, another is a book of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
But, perhaps my favorite is my mom and dad’s old A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson 1961
Every year I keep an eye out for new birds coming to our backyard birdfeeder to see if anybody new shows up! When a new species does come along, migrating south for winter or heading back home during the spring, I enter it onto a sheet of paper with the date I noticed. It’s very exciting to have new feathered friends coming over for dinner!
This carved American Goldfinch was given to my father on his retirement. He lived just six months longer, so it is very special to me! It reminds me just how much my parents loved feeding their own wild bird friends!
Here’s to a wonderful Fall wherever your home may be! Blessings to you and yours always, Barb 🙂
Matthew 6: 25-26 ~ 25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
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French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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