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Chasing Autumn in Rockingham County in Western Virginia

Friend Barb and I took Tuesday to chase autumn and spend time together enjoying the beautiful Shenandoah Valley where we both live. Besides the fun of back roads and stunning mountain vistas that we both enjoy, we found all kinds of fall d├ęcor for our houses.

Our first stop was Myers Pumpkins just east of Harrisonburg, a family-run farm that provides already-picked pumpkins and gourds, chrysanthemums, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn maze, and corn stalks ready for decorating. This was a new place for me that Barb introduced to me, and they were well stocked.

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Chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and gourds … oh, my!

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1Oh my heavens! In mid-September my sister and I stumbled into Blue Ribbon Nursery and Landscaping in Broadway … and it was decked out for fall and Halloween. What a show! Pumpkins, gourds, mums of all sizes, garden flags, wreaths, decor … whatever you need for your autumn decorating needs, chances are you’ll find it and get into the spirit of the season.

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Showy flowers of Fall

2Chrysanthemums … one of the flowers of Fall.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
August 2015

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Bright colors of late summer

By Lynn R. Mitchell

MumsThe chrysanthemums are beginning to bloom in our flower garden, the bright yellow color popping in the mulched beds. It is late summer but they are a reminder that cooler temps and shorter days are waiting in the eaves….

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
August 24, 2015

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Apple season in Shenandoah County, Va

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????There’s nothing like a big red apple sign to entice travelers to stop at a roadside stand in the fall for apples and mums. That’s exactly what happened as my sister and I traveled the back roads of Shenandoah County this week, meandering where the wind took us and making discoveries along the way.

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