the autumn harvest

by Sharon Santoni
One of the dangers when you have a blog is that you get easily sidetracked.

One minute you’re in the garden, collecting a few apples for an evening dessert, and the next you’re thinking “how lovely those apples would look with that yellow and red dahlia…”  and before you know it, there’s a tripod set up on the terrace and photos are taken, but still no dessert prepared … hmmm ….

Blogging is indeed a dangerous past time.
So here is the result,
quickly laid out on a table on the terrace,
have to love the colours and the perfumes of the fall.
I don’t have time to write more today,
you know some girls have pies to bake!


Jennifer Taylor October 11, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Just lovely! I feel you on the distraction part! I do the same thing! I'm so glad you took these shots though.. they could have never existed, but here they are for all to see 🙂 I hope your dessert turned out great! – Jen

Anonymous October 11, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for getting distracted! Dessert for our eyes! Love your blog! Blessings, Cathy in Idaho

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon October 11, 2013 - 5:48 pm

I love this. I can't wait to see what you did with the apples. I would love another apple recipe. Your dahlias are just breathtaking.

Maywyn Studio October 11, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Thank you for the beautiful photographs and laugh!
Now I'm thinking of apple crisp.

christina @ greige October 11, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Love them! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

I Dream Of October 11, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Sharon, thanks for taking the time to get these beautiful photos. Your garden never dissapoints! Have fun with that dessert! XO

Curtains in My Tree October 11, 2013 - 6:22 pm

I do the same thing ,getting distracted however I don't have a nice as camera as you with a tri pod
lovely pictures

Hjem & Glede October 11, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Just love your blog!!!!!
Beautiful flowers and Photos :))))


Mary Palumbo Collings October 11, 2013 - 8:10 pm

Your Dahlias are unbelievably beautiful!

Barbara Lilian October 11, 2013 - 8:48 pm

I too get distracted, & think 'oh I must get the camera, that would be great for a post. only last weekend I was potting up cuttings & was distracted by a lizard ' popping about in front of me. & posted it on my blog. So glad you were distracted & we were able to see your pictures showing the lovely dahlias & the apples for your dessert, I'm sure you made something delicious. Have a lovely weekend.

The Blue Farmhouse October 11, 2013 - 8:53 pm

So effortlessly gorgeous! Have a great weekend:)

manuela carvalho October 11, 2013 - 11:05 pm

Beautiful flowers and photos… Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Portugal! Manuela

B October 11, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Lovely pictures as usual, love your blog.

Yvonne @ StoneGable October 11, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Just beautiful!

Down to Earth Style October 11, 2013 - 11:30 pm

Beautiful and inspiring.

Lorrie October 12, 2013 - 4:24 am

Your impromptu photo shoot resulted in some beautiful images. And I'm sure dessert was delicious, no matter what! Bon weekend!

Kellie from Indiana October 12, 2013 - 4:49 am

Thank you so for your effort, it is not wasted!

Burlap Luxe October 12, 2013 - 4:56 am

Beautiful distraction over here!
Breathtaking, a place to be when looking for Inspiration.


Sharon October 12, 2013 - 5:17 am

So stunning xx

Blondie's Journal October 12, 2013 - 5:46 am

Our treat, Sharon!! 🙂


martinealison October 12, 2013 - 9:46 am


Le décor est planté… On pourrait saisir les pinceaux et travailler avec ce joli modèle.
Gros bisous et bonne dégustation pour les douceurs aux pommes.
Gros bisous

Anonymous October 12, 2013 - 10:09 am

Delicious… Hi Sharon I am so glad you get sidetracked…our gain. Happy weekend. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Sarah October 12, 2013 - 10:15 am

I love the gorgeous colours of your pretty pictures. Somehow my orchard and meadows look very relaxed and sleepy now. Love Sarah xx

Bente Holst October 12, 2013 - 10:28 am

Very beautiful photos. – Your blog is so inspiring 🙂 Thanks and have a nice weekend!

Simplement ... October 12, 2013 - 10:52 am

Me donnez vous la permission de mettre vos ravissantes photos sur mon Pinterest ?

Kerrie Roberts October 12, 2013 - 11:01 am

It's so often that the "distractions" make life more interesting. But what did you make for dessert ? Love your blog always.

Kerrie Roberts October 12, 2013 - 11:02 am

It's so often that the "distractions" make life more interesting. What did you make for dessert ? Love your blog always.

Melissa Hebbard October 12, 2013 - 11:37 am

What a stunning Dahlia. I adore Dahlias and love seeing all of yours. In your photo shoot, desert was already made, a freshly picked new season apple, that is the perfect end to a meal. Nothing more needed.

Vicky Dickens October 12, 2013 - 11:58 am

Fall is my favorite season and I look forward to spending a little bit of it in France when I arrive in Normandy in a few days. I wonder where I should look for the most color! Thanks for whetting my appetite this morning – I'm already salivating for one of those crisp country apples! Vicky from Georgia

Vicky Dickens October 12, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Fall is my favorite season and I'm looking forward to spending a bit of it in France when I arrive in Normandy in a few days. I wonder where I should look for the most color! Thank you for whetting my appetite – I'm already salivating for one of those crisp country apples!

Vickie October 12, 2013 - 2:59 pm

What exquisite photographs, Sharon! Thanks so much for sharing…autumn is my favorite season, and it is even more special in France.

La Vie Quotidienne October 12, 2013 - 4:18 pm

So pretty! You have made Fall so beautiful.

Colleen Taylor October 12, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Gorgeous dahlias & those apples! Apple pie, apple muffins, apple cobbler, or simply a juicy bite of an apple, yum.

marsha cannon October 12, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Love the dahlias! The same thing happens to me!!

peggy braswell October 12, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Great Photos + now get in the kitchen girl.

Helen Connolly October 13, 2013 - 2:14 am

One must follow one's muse. Thank you for listening to the call for soul food and for seizing the moment. Tummies can always wait 🙂

Bonnie October 13, 2013 - 4:37 am

You have the prettiest dahlias and you know how to photograph them.

kerrie of sea cottage October 13, 2013 - 5:50 am

This is so beautiful

Arlete Mourige October 13, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Muito lindo post.Adoro dálias e estas estão lindas.Boa semana

Shadi October 16, 2013 - 2:08 pm

So delicious! You see…you *did* prepare a dessert–for our eyes! Thanks!


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