Friday, August 29, 2008

Feels like Fall...

This picture is of a tree that sits inside my horseshoe shaped driveway. It was taken a year or two ago, but it looks like that every year. Fall is, hands down, my favorite time of the year. The gorgeous vibrant colors, the apple dumplings and simmering soup on a crisp evening and of course, the fair.

In our area the Canfield Fair is an annual tradition. To some it signifies the "end of summer", but I look at it as a welcome friend. The fair still has all of the days gone by displays, like the steam engines, animals, craft barns and of course the food judging. There are canned foods, baked goods, quilts, scrapbooks, miniature horses, draft horses, chickens and soooo much more. And they manage to combine that perfectly with "modern" joys such as rides that scare the bajeebers (sp?) out of the kids and all of the food vendors that charge way to much, but you have to buy it because it wouldn't be the same without those fair fries!

I hope you have an event like this in your area and are able to take the time to visit and take in all of the sights and sounds. So often we focus on where we need to be next instead of soaking in where we are right now. Happy Fall Y'all!!!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a nice addition to your blog!! That tree always amazes me every year ... what a beauty!!! Love ya!

Michelle said...

My first words when I came to your blog (via your Mom's directions he he he!) was "WOW"! That is the most gorgeous tree ever! We used to live in Va - moved 4 weeks ago, and a neighbor had trees just like those! I never caught it on camera like you did! Just breathtakingly beautiful!! TFS!