In the Spirit of Autumn

I’m trying very hard to get into the spirit of autumn. It is awfully hard though…  Florida is not conducive to the season… Thank goodness for the inspiration I receive from fellow bloggers…  I take comfort in the stories and the gorgeous pictures on a daily basis…

I was going through my blog friend Shirley’s wonderful decorating site (Hospitality Design: and she inspired me to put some autumn decorations in my front door entry way.  The problem living in Florida is that the pumpkins rot in a week, the flowers take about two weeks to wilt and die, and the hay, as you can see from the pictures, gets tampered with.  Some animal ate through the plastic and made a mess.  I’m hoping it didn’t like the hay and come back for some more…

I had to settle for ceramic pumpkins.  Due to weather conditions, plastic pumpkins are not the most advantageous… We may get a storm in October and the plastic pumpkins may fly away to Kansas…  The flowers are out of the question…  Not willing to spend the money for a two-week display and plastic or silk are not my favorite outside decorations.

My best shot at decorating for Halloween and autumn… Promise not to laugh too hard at the chewed hay…

My other decorations throughout my small front garden…

About lumar1298

Love to read, write, and meditate. I Also have a creative side. I enjoy crafting and designing and when I want action, then I dance.
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22 Responses to In the Spirit of Autumn

  1. Trini says:

    Oh, they look gorgeous!! 🙂 I want one! 🙂 I have the same problem here in india, not much sign of either autumn or pumpkins!


  2. 🙂 oh the chewed hay made it more artistic 🙂 lovely decoration, now you are ready for the autumn!


  3. They look fantastic Lor, welcome the party 🙂


  4. joannesisco says:

    If you hadn’t said anything about the hay, I would have assumed it was supposed to look like that 🙂
    I’d say you captured the season very well!


  5. Thanks so very much for featuring my porch!….So very flattered!…I knew what you mean only too well about the having a feel of Fall in Florida, where I grew up and lived most of my life…but now, I am enjoying each season and Fall is my favorite…your porch area looks wonderful….and I would be using the faux pumpkins too!!!…they are so very cute!!


    • lumar1298 says:

      You welcome… Your decoration style is just wonderful… Every inch if your home shows it… You are my inspiration… Thanks, Shirley for showcasing your lovely home and giving us such great tips on decor…


  6. dannadesigns says:

    Very nice decorations!


  7. Gil Zetbase says:

    Very beautiful photos! 🙂
    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase


  8. LadyPinkRose says:

    Great job on the decorating, Lor. And no I am not laughing at the chewed hay. I think it is a brilliant touch! I am posting more Autumn photos at Petals today so that you can enjoy through my lens this season as I see it here in WNY. May you have a great day today! Love, Amy


  9. lumar1298 says:

    Thanks, Amy… Glad you will posting brilliant fall pics… Much love…


  10. Karen B says:

    I love your garden and your Autumn display! Autumn is very real and present here in England and I am ashamed to say that I and many of my friends dread its arrival and the dark winter nights which follow. Given that we are actually lucky to experience different seasons, I will take your post as inspiration to appreciate the variation the arrival of Autumn brings.


    • lumar1298 says:

      New England is so lovely this time of year, but as you said, winter months can be brutal… Decorating for autumn has inspired me, but not willing to move back to the cold to experience the four seasons… Thanks for stopping by, Karen…

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