My husband and I took last week off from working at our away-from-home jobs to work on our at-home businesses. We also caught up on some reading and took a day trip to Cleveland. We visited the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which we highly recommend. The dinosaurs were quite enjoyable and the Perkins Wildlife Center was active. Many of the animals were out and about despite the heat. We arrived when it opened and left shortly before closing time. We’ll be going back up to Cleveland to visit the art museum and we’re looking forward to the return trip!
White pumpkins on my mantel
While on vacation, I picked up some small white pumpkins from Trader Joe’s that were only $0.69 each. I’m not big on traditional Fall colors. I also go back and forth about seasonal decorations, but I did want ‘a little something’ on our mantel. Here’s what I did:
I’m a devoted blue and green fan and these little white pumpkins were the perfect addition! A hint of Fall surrounded by my favorite possessions.
‘Hint of Fall’ Color Scheme
Related to the idea of ‘Hints of Fall,’ I was running on a local trail and quickly realized that a) it feels 100% like Fall in Ohio and, b) the seasonal colors are out in force. My shoes were crunching on dried leaves and more were blown down by sudden bursts of wind. At one point a locust tree, which has small, yellow leaves, was hit by a whoosh of wind. It was as though leaf confetti floated around me.
When I was running in a prairie area, I took in the colors of the early Fall season. I LOVE the color underneath clouds – it’s a purple/blue/gray rich color. I see it most during the colder months and it was out in abundance with so many thick clouds dotting the sky. The trees are still at a point of indecision – some have vibrant color and others are hanging onto their green. With all the color inspiration around me, I knew I needed to create a color scheme.
Here’s my color interpretation of early Fall in nature. Below is where my color inspiration came from:
Blue-gray: the underside of the clouds.
Pale yellow: sunlit pieces of cloud tops.
Green: Trees hanging onto their leaves or getting ready to turn yellow as well as the grass.
Gray-brown: Leaves crunching under my feet and exposed tree limbs.
Purple-red: Purple leaves of the Crimson King maple trees.
Rusty red-orange: The leaves on the trees. So many trees have a haze of this color at their tips.
Rich, warm yellow: Locust tree confetti (along with so many other varieties of trees). Ginkgos are one of my favorites, but haven’t turned yet.
And that’s a wrap since it’s getting late in the day on a Friday. I wish you a great weekend and good weather!