Friday, September 22, 2006

Welcome Autumn!

Since tomorrow is the First Day of Autumn, I decided to do something fun! I made these leaf-shaped sugar cookies and will package a few in a clear bag and tie on the following poem. I plan to deliver them tomorrow! Feel free to use the poem to bring an autumn welcome to someone you know as well! I wrote the poem while fixing dinner the other night as I could not find a poem that seemed exactly what I wanted to say! I thought another fun idea would be to fix a fall-breakfast for tomorrow morning. Choose a fall-theme menu and create a new tradition, by making the same thing each year on the First Day of Autumn! I have a maple leaf shaped pancake mold - so I think I'll make those for our new tradition!

Watch as the leaves gently fall down

Red, orange, gold and even brown.

Pumpkins, corn and apples too

A sign that summer now is through.

The colors, the smells, the cooling weather,

A cozy home ~ there’s nothing better!

This is the season for giving thanks

For great bounty, we celebrate.

Cider, soup or a pie in the oven,

This wonderful season ~ we call Autumn!

Happy First Day of Autumn!


momxtwo said...

What a wonderful poem.
You are quite talented.

Blessings for the weekend!

Mary Ann said...

What a sweet idea and cute little poem!

Terri said...

You are very talented and creative! I love all your ideas for fall. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Tessa said...

I love it (as usual)!

thehomespunheart said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments - one thing I'm thankful for is you - the friends who visit and read my thoughts here!

angie said...

As I revisited some fall decorating ideas, I wanted to share my favorite fall decoration. My son made it at a church harvest party many years ago, and I'm always excited to hang it during the fall season.
It is a garland made of 3"x3" squares of cardstock in earth tones hung on jute. The squares
(10) spell out "GIVE THANKS" with dry beans. We wrote one letter on each square with a bead of glue and then applied beans onto the glue. (You can use all of one kind of bean or mix them on each letter.) The squares are hung onto the jute by a hole punch at the top of the square and a piece of jute to tie each on. An oval shaped wood bead separates the two words. Just passing along an idea since you have provided me with so many!