Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 5-on-5: Feeling Like Fall

Here in the Midwest, fall is in the air - or, at least on the calendar.  So, while we wrestle through the emotions of today's high being 80 and tomorrow's being 60, we embrace the good days for our fall traditions.

For our family, fall traditions seem to always stack one on top of the other, so getting them all documented and posted quickly for our out-of-town family to see is a little tricky.  In the mean time, here's a little taste of what has been happening around here (with more to come in the next few days).

First things first - pumpkin picking is a big deal.  In fact, lots of "pickings" are a big deal in our area.  Apples and strawberries and peaches and pumpkins and Christmas trees.  There are both large and small farms alike all over the bi-state area where you can go and cut out the middle man to pick the one that is perfect for you.

Then there's pumpkin carving.  Or pumpkin sawing - whichever gets the job done, right?  Don't worry, no small hands touched the power tools.  ;-)

 And for the finale, Trick or Treat!  I mean, what's better than candy from friendly neighbors, all in exchange for a glorious walk around your neighborhood on a beautiful fall evening?  Yea.  I got nothing.

As usually, there's a whole lot more to the story, so make sure to be watching next week for more posts with all the details.

Hannah Nielsen Portland Documentary Family Photographer is next in the circle and you will not want to miss her story - or any of the other stories!  I mean, how cool is it to see documentary photography from other photographers across the globe?  I might be a little biased, but I think it's pretty awesome.

Until next time,


  1. Pumpkin sawing! HA, ha! I love it! Great set!

  2. I like how you chose to tell the story of Fall. Great pictures! & I love the use of the power tools!