Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Days..

Outside of having a wretched number birthday this week, it's been pretty nice just enjoying fall. I was suppose to be shooting an outdoor gardener's Christmas story for a magazine this week, but it's cancelled due to rain. Next week, I'll be back at it. For now, it's just nice to not have a deadline looming, as I search throughout the entire lower mainland for kumquats, and come up empty.

Fall is so designed for kids ...and apparently dogs. What better way to spend a few hours than whacking leaves or just rolling around on your back. It makes me wonder - would I enjoy doing these things too? Am I missing out on something so simple and easy to do? hmm.

Of course, a trip to the pumpkin patch is in order. Though, there seems to be a touch of disappointment with the choices made in our pumpkins.

Just a few pretty shots in the garden here at the farm. The blueberry bushes are stunning. Like they are on fire.
OH, the birdsnest recipe will be out in a day - my dad arrives tomorrow and insists I make them for him. So, I thought I'd document it and post the recipe for everyone.

17 comments:

Gigi said...

Oh, I had one of those kinds of birthdays this past week, too! Love your cupcake shot, though. And, yes, those bushes are glorious!!

Jane said...

Yes I think we should do much more rolling on the ground and leaf kicking. Personally I think I worry way to much about whether my hair will get frizzy in the rain. I am pretty sure I didn't care about hair, frizzy or otherwise when I was 6. What do you do with cumquats? My grandmother made jam, we have quite a prolific tree but I don't know what to do with them! xoxo

Heather Cameron said...

I need them to make a citrus holiday decor inspiration - they also want it for the cover. Hmm, you are in Australia, I am in Canada - need them by next friday - do you ship!! ha haa. I would love to have a kumquat tree!

Beach Vintage said...

I love the fun in these photo's Heather.

mise said...

The life you depict there seems so happy! I often look at my children having that same sort of fun and wish I could too. It's the pesky self-awareness we develop as we get older - it makes us wonder whether we're having fun, which in itself detracts from the fun.

Tracey said...

Oh I would love to see more shots of your garden Heather! Blueberry bushes are so very decorative! Your little sweetie sure is a cute :) Can't wait for the bird's nest recipe!!!

:)T

Courtney said...

What beautiful photos! Ethan and I are big fans of heading into the woods for a few hours when we get the chance. There we can climb trees, take pictures, try to track down different animals, and generally act ridiculous, but no one is around to see it. It's always great fun - the type of fun I'm too self-conscious to have when most people are around.

vintage simple said...

The photos are lovely... and "wretched number birthday"?? I only see 16 candles there! ;)

Anyway. Your pictures always make me wish for a farm, although I'm not sure how well I'd do in the country, given that I've never lived that life.

-maria

Gabriel Girl said...

That is one happy dog!

I didn't know cupcakes could accommodate more than one candle. I'd rather have cupcakes than cake any day!

Robin said...

Fall really is a beautiful and fun season. I enjoyed your lovely photos - as always

blondiensc said...

Happy Belated birthday! Gorgeous photos, fall is for photography too! your garden looks so lovely and that little sweet pea of yours is darling!! we are going to the pumpkin patch this weekend too! I am sure my son will pick the ugliest pumpkin there is...little ones find beauty in the strangest things!

My Passport to Style said...

Happy birthday sweetie, loving your funny and heart warming post! You may be 1 year older but at least you have us(bloggers) cheering you on!p.s if you get chance check out my Style Dispensary post, trouble shooting a fellow blogger Style Dilemmas, some great winter coats featured!Sharon xxxxxoooo

koralee said...

What a lovely week you have had...birthdays are always fun! Your blueberry bushes are amazing...I think tomorrow I will whack some leaves and roll on the grass...just for fun. Oh yeh...our home has visions of birdnest cookies dancing in our heads...we need a fix!Plus my husband reminded me this morning we are out of blueberry jam and why didn't I buy more???? I told him he could make a trip to the little white house! See what you have done!

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Heather,

Your shack is so adorable...thanks for sharing pictures. I love the blue color with the red!
I also love the photos of your darling girl...

annie

Pinecone Camp said...

I rolled in the leaves the other day....only it was by accident. At least I managed to not drop my camera. Happy Birthday again, Heather! Should I post "the song"? Oh, and you should definitely roll around on the ground, but watch out for moles.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What gorgeous photos...the blazing red leaves are stunning. I also wanted to congratulate you on your website...can't wait till it opens!

AnnaVallance said...

Love your photos. Happy belated birthday, Heather.