On This Final Day

September 22, 2010

Summer is ending..

Autumn will arrive at 11:09 PM EST, and with it will come the season many of us love so much. To celebrate, the boys and I gathered with friends to pick raspberries at a special farm just an hour from our home. I didn’t know that berry picking could be found in Colorado, and what a special way to end this season.

It was a day to soak up the sunshine, to eat berries perfectly warm from the sun, and to visit the largest pig I do believe that I have ever seen. It was the final lazy day of summer, and it was a great way to celebrate the harvest that has already given us so much.

Today we will welcome Autumn, and with it so much of the joy of this cool, crisp season. There are apples to gather, pumpkins to carve and many birthdays to be celebrated. I kiss Summer goodbye with a thank you for a healthy and happy first trimester, and I welcome this new season with open arms for all the growth and goodness it will bring.

Happy Autumn my friends

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pomegranategrl September 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pig!!!

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jessica September 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Happy autumn to you! It's always bitter sweet to say goodbye to summer but the goodness of autumn makes it a bit easier!

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willowluna September 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

bright blessings to you for mabon! we celebrate tonight with our traditional harvest meal, potpie, with as much from our garden as we can as filling and a lovely autumn dessert, too. tonight's will be concord grape pie!

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GinnySheller September 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

What a pig! We are going apple picking on this first day of Autumn :)

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heirloomseasons September 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Happy beautiful new season to you my sweet Colorado friend!
XO

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Tonya September 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Oh that pig made us all laugh! And what a sweet bonnet on that little girl.
Happy autumn!!

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Angela September 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Beautiful berries-a delicious way to end summer and start fall. We are still getting a berry or two on our tiny bushes.
That pig is huge. He reminds me of Uncle from Charlotte's Web. Man!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful post. Happy Autumn to you and your beautiful family.
Peace, Angela

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Sarah Jane September 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I just can't get over the pig. But, yes, welcome fall.

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Megan September 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

That pig has the fattest cheeks I have ever seen!!!
We went apple picking a couple of weeks ago (at the same orchard we pick our berries at). I was so sad that every last berry was gone for the season. I had hoped to grab a few late season blackberries.
Oh well….I'd rather have the apples, I suppose 😉

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rebecca smith September 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm

what a beautiful post to end this season!

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kyndale September 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

That is a FAT pig! Oh my gosh!! This is a great time of year isn't it?!

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Karen September 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

What a great way to say farewell to summer. I too, am so happy (giddy even!) fall is here.

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Anna September 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

What a lovely way to bid summer adieu. I could gobble those berries up and move right on to the apples without batting an eye. I love this time of year.

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Andrea September 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Mmm…fresh raspberries and what a fantastic pig!

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Hege September 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Wow, that is a big pig!
I love raspberries, and plan to plant some in my garnden next year :)
We've had fall weathers here for quite a while now.

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Julie September 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

My word, that's a fat pig! Happy Autumn to you, as well!

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shannon September 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

looks like quite the incredible day! now…on to picking apples. enjoy this wonderful season.

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kendra September 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

that pig made me giggle! (unfortunately, i have seen larger, less-cute pigs) yay for raspberries! yay for fall! and yay for the baby on the way!!!

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Nina - Tabiboo September 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I had completely forgot it was the Autumn Equinox though in my diary it was yesterday – the 21st which also coincided with the full moon – I forgot to look at that as well.

Thank you for the reminder, I will try and slow my pace down tonight just to take in all the seasonal beauty.

Nina xxx

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samthehamsmom September 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Great pics, Is it bad that at this moment I feel like that pig looks??? WOW!

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J Seeger September 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

hey-oooo look at that pig! happy equinox friend. and happy 2nd trimester too. xoxo

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Larissa September 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Awesome snapshots of your day! Wishing you a wonderful autumn and second trimester.

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Nicola @ Which Name? September 23, 2010 at 3:58 am

I love the muddy feet! And I love autumn!
Nicola

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Linda September 23, 2010 at 5:35 am

What a lovely day Heather, happy Autumn to you:)
xo
Linda

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Chris September 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

Thank you for this beautiful post. I really hate winter. (Sorry, winter.) As a result, I have a hard time embracing fall — it seems to bring such impending doom, I suppose, that I don't give it a fair shake. But apples? Yes. Pumpkins? Of course. That pig makes me inclined to give fall another chance. :)

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Valarie September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm

It's not often one can eat raspberries on the autumn equinox. Happy Autumn to all of you. Be well friend.

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Lecia September 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm

happy equinox!! love, love the pig :)

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Jules September 24, 2010 at 4:54 am

Oh my heavens…wilbur is reincarnated! That pig is great!!! Also, my daughter has the exact same bonnet as yours (my girl is 2 yrs) and it was gifted to us…do you remember where you got it or did you make it? I can't find the same pattern anywhere and we love love love her bonnet!

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Paige September 24, 2010 at 2:51 am

Happy Autumn to you, too Heather! What wonderful pics of such a beautiful, sun-shiney day – I especially love that pig!!

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peacebeginsathome September 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, berry picking in September, what a treat! I love autumn as well. :)

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Jodi September 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Whoa! Now that's a pig! Those raspberries look wonderful. A few years back, I yanked all my raspberry bushes out because my dog kept eating them. Now I'm longing for some.

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mommarae September 25, 2010 at 1:43 am

bountiful autumn wishes to you, my friend! xoxo

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agambroult September 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

that pig made me laugh out loud! Your beautiful pics and words perfectly captured the feeling of the last day of summer. here's to a happy, health Autumn.

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Michele October 1, 2010 at 4:38 am

I would really love to know where this farm is! We're in Laramie and we often make the drive down to FoCo and Denver. Thanks Heather! I just started following your blog and your online magazine and both are a treat.

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