avila valley barn. 10.09




nana, grandma and grandpa were in town, so it seemed like a good idea to take in avila valley barn.  it felt very fall-ish–except for the 85 degree heat.  piles and piles of pumpkins, a hayride, ice cream and fresh pies made for a perfect afternoon.  well almost perfect.  sweaters and scarves would have made it perfect {and a little chill in the air}.  but then again, the ice cream tasted reeeeally good.

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warm, cold, windy…what’s your idea of perfect fall weather?


  1. Hello sweet Lisa – what a fun post! My hubby and I went to the pumpkin farm today and experienced similar weather. Here in SoCal it’s difficult to “feel” Fall, but it was fun to be out among the pumpkins, hay bales, and corn maze. We brought home a green pumpkin. Thank you for sharing such great photos!


  2. fall weather means hot weather here in southern california too… and i’ve always longed for those crisp cool fall days that others talk about so dreamily… there are occasional glimpses of it here… but still, even in the heat there is something crisp and different about the air… it isn’t the same as the slow heavier heat of summer… there is a crispness even to the hot temperature that can be a bit difficult to explain to people who live in other places… i do so love that i clicked through here from beth’s to meet you… what a lovely place to spend some time and get to know another lovely creative heart …

  3. i LOVE the picture with Matty supporting David, he looks so grown up! i can remember when both the boys would have to lean on me, now they have each other *tear* i love it. =]

  4. I could send some of our cool weather to you….seriously, I can 🙂

    but deep down, I have to admit you’re right…sweaters and pumpkins and hay rides, all go hand in hand….

  5. The shoes are adorable! But my favorite is that picture of big and little bro…the leaning into each other. That makes my heart sing when my boys do that! 🙂

  6. Well, I am in the midwest so here it is a little cool, sunny and beautiful with a slight breeze so the leaves are falling today. Absolutely beautiful Fall weather! Perfect for scarves, boots, vests, corduroy and lots of brown.

  7. crisp. cool in the shade, warm in the sun. or chilly, with a cool grey sky and a nice warm sweater.

    (love the little brown shoes too- David’s?)

  8. The perfect fall weather for me is cool bordering on cold with a nice breeze. The kind of weather that makes you want to open up all the windows in the house but then you need a sweater to stay warm. Or curl up under a blanket and watch a good romantic comedy. I live in Houston so the only thing that makes it fall is the fact that it is the month of October. I dream of living somewhere where the leaves change colors and you want to be outside. I love your blog and really enjoy looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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