31.10.12

falling for fall


A big hello (ye'all) all the way from Nashville, Tennessee! We have arrived safely, and despite Lalie throwing up all over me as we queued in the isle to disembark the aircraft (I was forced to wear complimentary Qantas pyjamas off the plane and through the entire customs process!), we've managed to get off to a pretty good start.

Yesterday morning, Paddy and I took Lalie for a little wander through the woods. I've always considered myself to be a Spring/Summer kind of girl, but I have to say... these golden leaves have just about stolen my heart.

Our hometown in North Queensland really only has two seasons; Summer and Swealtering Hot Summer. So, as you can imagine, dressing in boots and vintage tweed blazers has been quite the novelty here in Tennessee, while a rugged up little Lalie Bug is quite a sight to behold (how darling is her woollen bonnet, beautifully hand knitted by Greer at Typically Red?!).

We've got less than a week here at my Dad's before we head to Boston and then on to New York - where we're hoping some level of normalcy will have returned to the city and it's residents after Hurricane Sandy. While we snuggle by the fire and tune in to news updates, our thoughts are with all those on the East Coast who have been affected by the storm.

As they always seem to do on holiday, the days are flying by... we're trying to soak it all in and strike a good balance of sightseeing vs relaxing. So far, it feels like we're doing a pretty good job.





32 comments :

  1. What gorgeous photos. Amazing colours. And little Lalie looks adorable!

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  2. What beautiful rich colours! Hope you have a wonderful trip. xx

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  3. Looks like the package arrived in time! Phew. She looks gorgeous, that autumny place looks gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday xxxx

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about Eulalie. I hope she returns to good health. And here's to enjoying our country's autumn season : )

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  5. poor eulalie! but what an excellent 21st story! hope she is all better. the photos are magnificent. love them!

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  6. So wonderful to hear from you from the other side of the equator and the other side of the globe!

    happy holidays.

    rachel xox

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  7. Claire you look perfect in your vintage tweed amongst the beautiful leaves. Your hair has got so long! Looks and sounds like you're having a brilliant time, can't wait to see more xx ps. Did the package arrive before you left? I hope so!! Xx

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  8. Wow, what stunning photos! You are going to make me want to head to th USA I think with your holiday posts! X

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  9. The autumn colours are magnificent! And your little Lalie is like a woodland sprite in that darling little bonnet. And her grin...beautiful. Have the adventure of a lifetime.
    Steph :) x

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  10. Such beautiful photos!
    I am glad that hear that you are enjoying your holiday!

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  11. It's weird seeing you in winter clothes!
    So beautiful photos!!
    Hope you have a nice holiday!

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  12. gorgeous - just gorgeous! I do love it when your lovely posts pop up in my feed! have a wonderful time - what a glorious start (sans up-chuck! o the timing!) Hx

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  13. These photoss are so very beautiful, happy safe travels xx

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  14. Oh, you and your little family so suit Fall. Love love love these shots.
    Safe travels.
    x

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  15. enjoy the fall, its one of the most lovely seasons in my opinion

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  16. these pictures are gorgeous. the colors, the people, everything. so jealous of you and yours right now. c;

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  17. These autumny pics are absolutely gorgeous. It really is lovely to experience seasons unlike our own isn't it. Hoping the rest of your trip is just as wonderful (minus the spew)!! Lisa x

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  18. Autumn suits you three. Beautiful shots. I love seeing how life looks through your lens.

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  19. wow that 2nd picture is gorgeous, and I love the fabric of lalie's dress - such a lovely colour. It almost looks like "pretend autum" to me in NZ because my brain is in spring mode - must be even weirder for you, not experiencing cold weather too much! x

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  20. Simply lovely, glad you're safe and having a lovely time.

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  21. Beautiful beautiful photos. And the coordinating outfits too. And especially that bonnet. mel x

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  22. Oh such beautiful pictures and what a gorgeous little poppet in a bonnet :) Greer is a clever lady!
    Just popped on over to see that you were all safe and sound......hope you enjoy the rest of your visit x

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  23. Oh these photos are so beautiful .. I've just discovered your beautiful blog via Tim Coulson .... All the best people seem to come that way! Can I ask what kind of camera you use and what lens you used for these shots? I am a recent Nursery graduate and have morphed into a human-shaped sponge! Enjoy the rest of your trip x

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  24. Oh Claire, I'm laughing so hard at the image of you wearing qantas pyjamas through customs! And what crazy timing (for you guys, not the poor new yorkers) about hurricane Sandy. Enjoy your trip! Kellie xx
    PS Love from the bottom of North America.

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  25. Gorgeous photos!

    Hope you got at least one snap of you in your Qantas pyjamas!

    Enjoy the rest of you holidays xx

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  26. Woot! You're all autumnal and glorious! x

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  27. This makes me suddenly pine for autumn! I discovered you via The Beetle Shack. Love your photography, just beautiful! Alison

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  28. Love these pics and I´m glad I´ve found you - I´ll be your newest (swedish) follower from now on. :-)

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  29. Wow! Such a lovely blog! Glad I found you! What a sweet little one!

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  30. Gorgeous 'fall' colours. Loving your photos Claire. (That Greer at Typically Red is a special, special lady. So glad you two have met). Enjoy your journey. Safe travels, xbriony

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  31. All the best people seem to come that way! Can I ask what kind of camera you use and what lens you used for these shots?

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