Day 4


“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious
as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne~ {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside


When the autumn skies are mostly blue and the sun is shining I want to be outside?  How about you?

Do you do any fall fluffing in your outdoor spaces? {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside


As I attempt to live more fully, more intentionally, I find myself taking time to make inviting  outdoor spots.  Such as the addition of a pillow to a chair.  Rearranging the seating in the fall to take advantage of the sun’s warmth.  Or even bringing a little decor…which is often inside….outside. {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside - Pumpkins


Visually it lifts my spirits.

It makes me want to linger….to enjoy the aromas of the falling leaves….to sit back and day dream….to catch up on a good read.   Those fifteen minutes or so I steal away leave me refreshed. {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside - Apple, Pods, Chestnuts


Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary. {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside - Sitting Area


Take a few moments to create a lovely outdoor setting…just for you. {31 Extraordinary Days} Day 4 - Autumn Inside Outside - Large Low Bowl of Apples


Then again….you just might want to invite a friend over for a mug of hot spiced cider to enjoy this sliver of autumn, too.  Hawthorn was right…we don’t want to waste the precious autumn sunshine by staying in the house!!


Do you make a point to spend time outdoors enjoying Autumn’s sunshine at your home?



Wishing you An Extraordinary 31 Days!!


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  1. My heart has been captured by the corn candles! What a sweet vignette!

    • Diane says

      Aren’t they the cutest?
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!!

  2. How lovely! I need to do some fall decorating on my deck! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Diane says

      Hi Danni! Better hurry…Fall is already flying by! Heehee!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!!

  3. Jean says

    I usually wait and decorate for Halloween with the boys but I think your post has inspired me to go buy those yellow mums I’ve had my eye on the past couple weeks.

    • Diane says

      Oh Jean, I hope they’re still there!!! 😀 Have fun with it!!


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