Monday, October 7, 2019

Autumn, I've Been Waiting For You

Living in northern California, when Autumn comes around I get so excited, and I have to stop and take it all in.   The air is starting to get crisp and cool, and the colors in nature are changing to oranges and reds and golds.  Nel wants me to move to southern California to watch Mia a couple days a week, and I am considering it, but it will be a big change, as the northern and southern regions are two very different areas.  I'm a northern California gal, so while I'm here, I will embrace the season that I love so much.  Come along with me while we drive and see the goodness of Autumn.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remember when the old houses were built
right under the power lines?
 
 
This was taken from my car window,
but he's such a grand bird that I had to take a
picture of him.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Brian made Jess a piñata cake
for her birthday!
I thought it was so creative.


When you slice the cake,
it's filled with candy!


 There's just some pictures that really gets
to this grandma.
Mia playing in the Lego section at the
Disney store.



And Francesca carrying her Francesca's
bag while shopping haha.


~Sheri

37 comments:

Pilar said...

What beautiful pictures Sheri, and Happy Birthday to Jess! These pictures make me look forward to Fall and the cooler weather! Wishing you a wonderful new week :)

Susie said...

Sheri, I know those wee grandgirls tug at your heart. They are adorable. I loved your picture as usual. Ted says that bird is what we call a sparrow hawk around here. You still have many beautiful flowers there. The robin is bold colored. Yikes you have an open coffee in the car, that is something Ted does, it makes me nervous. LOL. It is down right chilly here this morning. Love you sweet girl, blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

CiNdEe said...

All your pictures really do make it feel more like Fall. I love to see the changes in the mountains around here too. I am also in northern Cali. Your grands are adorable.

It's me said...

Wha5 @ lovely post Sheri ...you enjoy life....That is What we see....happy week love Ria 💕💕💕

nonie everythingsewing said...

Such beautiful pictures. Amazing how states have different climates. We live on the desert side of our state, then there is the wet and moldy side.

Debby said...

As you know, I also am a NorCal girl. Southern California has its charm, and I am sure I could get used to it if I had to live there. I feel it's still California. A friend of mine moved to Alaska in July and I am dreaming of Alaska right now. I am living vicariously through her facebook posts and photos. Such a beautiful place.

I love the photos as usual. Such a beautiful time of year, for sure.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely cake!!

Hena Tayeb said...

So many wonderful pictures.. Love the pomegranates growing on the tree..
And the candy filled cake.. by kids would go crazy.

Laurel Wood said...

Hi Sheri, Thank you for sharing Autumn in your hometown! This is my favorite season. Your granddaughters are so sweet. I know my brother is loving the time he is spending with his grands while they are young. He will soon be in CA for one year! These are such lovely photos. They bring a smile to my face. Have a great evening. xo

Rose said...

That is a fantastic capture of the hawk...I would guess that it is a Sharp-shinned or a Cooper's Hawk. I have a hard time identifying hawks but am guessing it is one if those two because of where it is.

I so love the rest if your photos...we are not having much of a pretty fall so far. So your photos are filling a void.

Sandi said...

She should move north! 😀

Love your teacups.

Chatty Crone said...

You captured some great photos (as usual). You have an eye for it. I love that tea cup with the small flowers on the inside and out - gorgeous. Pomegranates growing free. I just love the color changes on your side of the world. We don't have those colors here - we did when we lived in Chicago - I guess you have to have some cold weather - to get the change in colors. I know you love your two beautiful granddaughters! They are so cute. I don't and won't live under power lines - but some homes have them here still. I also liked that tree stump! Love, sandie

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing pictures!!!I do think you have an eye for it!Great post!Your Grands are adorable!

Billie Jo said...

Hello!
Oh my! Your photos are amazing!
Precious babes too!
Enjoy this lovely, cozy season, my friend.

Pam said...

Oh...the babes are so adorable. Now....were you talking about selling your place and moving to S. Calif? What area? My son lives in San Diego County, La Mesa Calif. I love that area. Your pics look great. Hoping that with our rain today and more coming later with the cooler temps we have some sort of color other then DEAD BROWN! High today (FINALLY) 68 degrees!!! I wore long sleeves but I refuse to give up my sandals and flip flops yet.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your photos are so beautiful! I adore the robin and hawk photo--amazing! I'm sure you have a lot to think about if you move south. It must be tempting to be near Nel and Mia and Jess and Francesca. Whatever you decide I'm sure you will be happy. It's beginning to cool down a little for us and I couldn't be happier! Happy Autumn, my friend.

Carla from The River said...

Oh my, I loved your photos Sheri, they all are beautiful. Great captures of the hawk.
I love the cake idea.
Keep me posted on your decision regarding moving.
Carla

Susan said...

Oh, lovely, lovely photos, Sheri. And your new header is darling, too, with the little dew drops on the rose. Move to Southern Callie? Gosh, that WOULD be a big move for you-----and no autumn there, I don't think. But being with a grandbaby might be worth it. Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet visits to Writing Straight from the Heart. I appreciate them so much and your sweet comments too. You are a dear friend. Have a beautiful rest of the week. Susan

Susan said...

p.s. The cake looked fabulous. What kind was it? It looked huge! Wowsers.

baili said...

northern California is so rich with nature's beauty dear Sheri

but the closeness to your grand daughter will certainly cheer you up more

each image is MASTER PIECE indeed ,i am lost in the glory of these sights completely :)

weather is something so important for keeping our senses in form and this one is truly special when surroundings offer you lot to inhale ,absorb and contemplate :)

haha Francesca looks so busy with her shopping and Mia sound a creative lady :)
i loved this cake ,never saw one such EXCLUSIVELY DELIGHTFUL !
Happy birthday to your daughter ,may she see endless joys in her life ,amen!

you are AMAZING photographer my friend ,you just made my day :)
hugs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Sheri! You seem to be having much more fall than we are having here! With all this rain we've been having, my plants and trees are still very green! It's a joy to see how autumn introduces itself in everyone's state. GORGEOUS!

Marilyn Miller said...

What wonderful fall pictures! I love raindrops on roses or flowers. That cake is amazing with all the candy inside. My daughter would absolutely kill me if I made something for grandson like that. Very little sweets allowed. Always love seeing your sweet little ones too.

Jeanie said...

You have much more color that we do! Every photo in this post just speaks to me of a beautiful fall! Glorious in every way!

Happy Birthday celebrations in your world. I love it!

roughterrain crane said...

You have caught many autumn colors successfully. I love each of them.

Sandi said...

Sheri, thanks for letting me know about my post on your sidebar. The "Love this." post was going to be a link to a youtube video where Han Solo talks about the dark side and the Jedi. But youtube wouldn't let me do it. :) Too bad. It was very cool!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! You've taken some beautiful photos this week! The Fall colors in the leaves and pretty flowers! Of course you're granddaughter takes the cake though! She is the cutest! Happy Fall!

Eliane said...

as fotos são belíssimas !!
cores lindas.
Mia é muito linda e cheia de vida ,
adorei o post.
grande abraço,
:o)

Lisa said...

Wow these photos capture Fall perfectly. I'm admiring that coffee mug and lost it at the cake! ha.
Lisa

Mellie said...

Lovely fall pictures!! Great cake - I have seen pictures of pinata cakes but haven't tried to make one yet.

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Nice flowers

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - your photos are stunning. The colors have really taken off. We are just now seeing some bits of reds and yellows. As for Mia - she looks too cute with those legos. May God bless you as you make the decision to perhaps move. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

The Liberty Belle said...

Your photographs really capture the beauty of the season. Loved the piñata cake.

NanaDiana said...

Those are really fantastic pictures, Sheri! Wow! You are a really good photographer. However,as you probably guessed, my favorite pictures are of those two precious souls at the end of your blog. They are beautiful children. What a blessing!! xo Diana
ps-What a great idea for a cake!!!

Shirley Wright said...

Such beautiful pictures...can't say which I like best. I always love the flower pics!I have never seen a cake like that, but it looks beautiful and I bet it tasted good.The Autumn leaves are beautiful, such bright colors.
Our area here in NC is still mostly green..slowly turning.If you move to Southern California, hope you enjoy it.The Grandbaby will bring you much joy I am sure.Grandchildren are so wonderful!I was driving down our street yesterday and saw my Grandson's car in the driveway, and the world immediately became a brighter place!
God Bless!

A Casa Madeira said...

Beautiful!

Muito bonito!

Carola Bartz said...

I love autumn, it's my favorite season - but I hate those power lines. Ugh. When I came here 18 years ago I couldn't believe that the power lines weren't underground. Still aren't...