Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Autumn Outings










If you are planning 
to get out there
(before it's too late)
and enjoy these 
glorious fall days
and the 
spectacular display of 
colors... 







... be sure to pack up a 
hearty picnic lunch
to enjoy while 
taking in all the scenery...





















... that might include some sandwiches
like this one below ...

Sweet and Spicy Carmelized Onion
Barbecued Grilled Cheese Sandwich        Recipe HERE



Paired with some fall apple cider with bourbon -- make sure whomever is driving
gets a virgin version!    RECIPE here


And a side of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Butter RECIPE




... and whatever you do --
don't forget theplaid!

















All lovely images were borrowed from Pinterest!



Where have you gone out
to see the fall colors 
in your area?

Tell me about it!


























19 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful pictures, Alison! We are just starting to feel slightly like Autumn around here. It has been raining for the past 4 days; and the temps have finally cooled a little to the 70's. I wish we could see scenery like this!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Allison these are some stunning photos. Fall is the most beautiful time of the year, at least in my opinion.

I hope that you have a great week!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Allison... all of those gorgeous photos have me just sighing and oohing and aahhing... Autumn is my very favorite time of year... we have gone up our beautiful canyons, which are only about five minutes away from where we live... the colors are spectacular, (I have done a number of posts about them)... we pack a picnic also, and I gather lots of pretty fallen Autumn leaves to bring home and press... and our trail I walk my sweet English Pointer Tessy on is stunning right now as well... and of course, I love my plaid too... year round, but especially in the Fall... Tessy got a new plaid fleece!... Happy Autumn!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pamela Gordon said...

These photos are gorgeous! I love the plaids as much as you do. Check out my blog today, Alison, for some fall colour in my area and I'll be posting more tomorrow. Hugs, Pam

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC so we see the fall colors every day. Ours are just starting to change. We are planning a long drive in a couple of weeks. We are looking forward to it.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

lovely to look at, your pictures always make me want to join in.

betsy said...

Starved Rock on Monday, but still not a lot of color there yet. Quebec Canada two weeks ago had some nice color.

therelishedroost said...

Such gorgeous images!! My favorite time of year, and I am going to try those amazing recipes!
Best
Karolyn

Karen said...

Alison,
Believe it or not, we SoCal folks delight in any and all liquid amber trees or birch, as they change colors with the cold. Hey, we have to take Mother Natures seasonal show where we can get it. :D
Karen

NanaDiana said...

What gorgeous Fall images. I can smell the crispness in the air and hear the crunch of leaves underfoot from these pictures. Lovely- xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So beautiful...takes me back to the days of many picnics with my parents and siblings ... all of us piled in the station wagon and eating at the picnic tables of beautiful parks...I think that is why I love collecting picnic baskets...Happy Fall!

Rose L said...

Great shots, especially the two water reflections! wow

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Pure eye candy, Alison! We have some color here...but it's been slow this year!

The enchanted home said...

So stunning, the colors really do take your breath away....fall is so majestic!

Becca said...

Uh, sadly, we've gone out nowhere in our area as we don't get the beautiful Fall foliage here! But, thanks to your gorgeous Fall pics, I feel as though it's Fall around here! You always share the most beautiful pics!! Hope you're doing well, friend!

AshTreeCottage said...

Stunning photos! Since I have moved down to the Texas Gulf Coast, I am missing the beautiful fall colors. You certainly have made my day and thanks for those great recipes too.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sarah said...

Nothing that showy here in Texas, but we are enjoying cooler days. '-) Thanks for sharing the autumn color of the northeast. Makes this Texan smile!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on being published.
The photos are breath taking. So beautiful.
Love the fall foliage.

Sandi

Savannah Granny said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes of colored foliage. I am ready for a picnic.
sorry, no color here. Pines and palms don't offer much fall color.
xoGinger