Saturday, 27 October 2012

All the leaves are Brown


I don't think I have ever appreciated the beauty of Autumn as much as I have this year. Maybe it's because I have a toddler who loves to kick around in the fallen foliage and I have time to appreciate the beauty around me, or maybe we're just having a particularly gorgeous one. We're spending lots of time at the park lately and enjoying all the loveliness.

Recently, I have seen all these beautiful photos on various blogs of kids in Pumpkin patches. What a wonderful backdrop it makes for an autumnal style photo shoot. I wish we had access to something like that over here. We don't. There is simply nothing like it in Ireland. So I bought a couple of pumpkins to create my own - and I don't even like pumpkin! Being a household that doesn't like waste, my 'foody' husband, and the better cook out of the two of us, is going to give pumpkin fritters a go. Sure, I'll give 'em a try.

In the past week Jack is making excellent progress with the talking. The joy of hearing these first few words is indescribable! And he gets clearer every day.

Today he was wearing a red coat and yellow skinny jeans from Zara Kids. He's also stomping about in the crisp leaves in his brown leather Converse. An outfit to compliment the season I think.

63 comments:

  1. Sometimes it takes the joy of a child seeing something for the first time for us to see it again as a child.

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  2. That first picture is just lovely... Save the seeds and plant your own little pumpkin patch for next year! :)

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  3. I love the idea of creating your own pumpkin patch photo shoots! :) He is just adorable!

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  4. Our leaves were bright and glorious this Autumn too and I was surprised because with the long drought we had all summer I thought our colors would be muted.

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  5. Beautiful! I love the simple pictures with the pumpkin. Your son is so engaged. A pumpkin patch is one of my favorite fall activities.

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  6. Pretty pictures! He is so cute!

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  7. beautiful. pumpkins are one of my most favorite things ever(to look at, not eat so much) and yes, a pumpkin patch is the perfect back drop!

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  8. My daughter-in-law always does a photo shoot of her kids at the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, or in some beautify autumnal field in the fall. It's invariably my favorite one she does all year!

    =)

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  9. Cute!! Your first picture has great lighting!

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  10. It is amazing what we can see through the eyes of a child. I love to hear the little ones start to talk. My youngest granddaughter can call me now.

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  11. Hi new reader, found your blog on the gfc blog hop! Lovely post, your son is adorable! I have always loved autumn but something about having a child of my own makes me love it even more!

    beforeverlovely.blogspot.com

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  12. What a cutie investigating the world around him. It truly makes autumn seem inspiring.

    Happy Sunday!
    :-)
    Traci

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  13. We are loving the Autumn weather, too! There is something particularly lovely and different about it this year. I love how you style Jack and your blog is quite lovely!


    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop.
    http://designfluff.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi, from a new follower. Love the autumn photo's.

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  15. Really a great, natural shot of your son!!

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  16. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by and follow me back!

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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  17. How wonderful....so adorable too!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I just adore the contrast of Jack's red jacket to all the sweet fall colors. He looks so focused on the pumpkin.. what a great way to capture the wonder of toddlers!
    Thanks for sharing with the pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  19. Isn't it fun with the kids start talking? I just love those first little words!! (Visiting from Jelli's link up!)

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

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  20. It has surprised me now twice, to read of the lack of pumpkin in GB. If you cook it by boiling all the pumpkin flesh you scraped out to make your pumpkin translucent, you must drain the heck out of it then put it in your blender to get the consistency of canned pumpkin. Or simply bake by cutting open and placing both halves face down. Don't forget to wash, bake and eat the seeds! Sprinkle while wet with salt before baking. Love the photo you created with your son. That's worth the price of the pumpkin alone!

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    1. Thank you so much for the cooking tips Jeanne!

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  21. I hope you enjoy your pumpkin fritters! Pumpkin patches are such a huge part of my autumn celebrations...I can't imagine :)

    Saying hello from Illinois in the USA! Enjoy that little cutie pie you've got there :)

    Found you on Observing Beauty.

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  22. wow I love this shot!! I adore shots of him outdoors and that light you captured in that first shot is just beautiful!!!

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  23. Yes, pumpkins and kids really go together! He is so cute in his 'Chucks.' Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #54!

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  24. Your lil Jack is so cute, how can you not enjoy leaves, pumpkins, and cute lil's running around in it al?
    I make a fall pumpkin soup with the insides of my pumpkins every year. Topped with a little apple, bacon and sour cream it is yummers.
    Happy to be a new reader here, found you through the link up.

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  25. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up with Observing Beauty!

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  26. Awww, I love that first photo! Great fall photo for sure!

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  27. Great photos! I just love all the Fall colors. :-)

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  28. 100% cutie! Thanks for linking up, hope to see you again next week.

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  29. Too cute! Just love these photos.

    http://royalegacy.blogspot.com/2012/10/wordless-wednesday-happy-halloween.html

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  30. Enjoy him while he's little because they grow up fast.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/10/wordless-wednesday-halloween-of-past.html

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  31. You did great creating your own pumpkin image! Jack is adorable.

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  32. Really lovely pictures of Jack examining the pumpkin. Happy WW

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  33. He is adorable, and you have some great shots.

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up via our hop: http://www.craftyspices.com/hops/wwhop
    Happy Wednesday!

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  34. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More! I love the idea of buying your own pumpkins to create a pumpkin backdrop and later eating pumpkin fritters... yum! We also don't have a pumpkin patch to visit nor is it autumn here in South Africa. :)

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  35. I wish that we had a pumpkin patch nearby too! We are thinking of attempting to grow our own next year. Thanks for linking up! x

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  36. I love the shoe picture - so classic yet fun.

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  37. The toddlers do make you appreciate the weather, don't they?

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  38. so cool that you made your own pumpkin patch!
    if you don't love pumpkin, a sure way to like it more is to make some pumpkin spice bread (I have a great recipe on my blog). if you cut the pumpkin in half (reserve the seeds for toasting) and put each half face down on a greased cookie sheet for about 1/2 hr at 400 degrees F to roast it before you puree, you will get a much richer flavor than if you steam or microwave it. You might surprise yourself and actually start to love pumpkin ;)
    thanks for linking up http://peekababyny.com/wordlesswednesday/post-1843/

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    1. Thank you so much for the recipe Jessica - I really appreciate it.

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  39. I had no idea there wasn't much pumpkin in Ireland. Learn something new every day. Glad to hear you're enjoying autumn this year, and you've got the added bonus of hearing those first sweet baby words. I can't wait to hear my little girl say more than "mamá" and "papá" Thanks for linking up with me again this week! Hope the fritters go well.

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  40. Beautiful light and perspective in that first shot!

    Erika B

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  41. Autumn is wonderful and seeing it through the eyes of a child is magical :-) Hope the fritters are delicious!

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  42. Great pictures and it is nice to hear that Jack is a chatty one.

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  43. What a cutie!!! I love when toddlers first start to talk.
    Xoxo GiGI

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  44. Jack is such a cutie! Lovely photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  45. Your photos are stunning and so is your child. The pumpkins were worth the purchase.

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  46. That first photo is absolutely priceless! MUST feature it in my simple things roundup tomorrow. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  47. Love these photos! And I love toddler Converses!

    Found you through the weekend blog walk!

    <3 Vanessa
    7Jaded blog

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  48. Hi, just popping over from Local Sugar's blog hop. What beautiful photos of your babe. And he is pretty darn stylish too!

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  49. Visiting from the hop. Too bad you don't have any pumpkin patches around. We never cook with ours... Your son is adorable, and I agree, the outfit is a perfect blend of the season.

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  50. Love that first photo. My kids got to go to a pumpkin patch this year and they had a blast. My little man didn't want to go back home. :) Good looking young one. :)

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  51. The light is stunning in that first photo and I love the moment you captured. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday!

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  52. Surprise! This photo got you first place on Observing Beauty!
    Congratz! You can read about it by going here:
    http://yolandaronaldo.blogspot.com/2012/11/observing-beauty-quiet.html

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  53. Kids!

    Konverse! (I know it's not spelled right!)

    And Krunchy autumn leaves!

    What a happy post!

    Loved your capture!

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  54. PS. I'm glad your sky is not grey!

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