Autumn a Time of Plenty

The cooler weather is here. I enjoy the fall breeze, and the harvest moon. With my smart phone, I take photos of the trees changing from green to yellow and orange. Of course, eating the autumn crops is something the whole family enjoys, squash, pumpkins, carrots, and apples of many types–yum!

Sometimes, it is easy to forget the people who grow the food and work to deliver the cornucopia of items we put on our table. Of course, we don’t have the space for apple orchards or pumpkin patches, but we try to support the local farms in the area. We are lucky to have a choice of many within driving distance of our home. Wandering in a famer’s pumpkin patch was a yearly event when the kids were small, topped off by carving the perfect pumpkin we found. We also roasted and ate the seeds.

We have always wanted to go to New England to see the change of the season from summer to fall. Do you have something special you like to do or would like to do in the fall? Please scroll down and leave a comment.

A tree in my neighborhood.
Rexy helps us find the perfect pumpkin.

 Her Country Heart Sierra Creek Series Book 1 Small Town Big Love

99 Cents for a Short Time.

 LOVE COWBOYS? ★ Want to fall in love? “5 Stars, I’m HOOKED!!! Great characters!” “The book was so good I didn’t want it to end.” 

    Amy Long needs a forever home. Downsized, she lost her apartment in the city and returns to the small town of Sierra Creek to find a fresh start. Does she belong? Cowboy Wyatt Cameron doesn’t think so. She’s in the way of his plans and as executor of her grandmother’s estate, he has the power to send her packing.

What can she offer to change his mind? When opposites attract, sparks fly.

Excerpt: Her Country Heart Sierra Creek Book 1 by Reggi Allder

“Sierra Creek,” the driver shouted as the Greyhound bus came to an abrupt stop on the two-lane highway.

Amy Long pushed her hair behind her ears and grabbed her worn suitcase. Surprised to see her hand tremble, she seized the case with both hands and rushed toward the front of the bus.

A gust of hot wind slapped her face as she stepped outside. Gravel pelted her bare legs when the bus drove away. She squinted and read a faded road sign, Sierra Creek population five thousand. There wasn’t a building in sight.

After years of living in the city, she’d forgotten how sweltering and desolate it was here. She’d vowed never to return home. Odd it was the first place that came to mind when she and her young son needed a fresh start.

With Granny gone, there was no family left to welcome her. She swallowed a sob. Maybe it was a mistake to come back.

The relentless afternoon sun beat down on her shoulders and her arms began to burn. San Francisco, the air-conditioned city, seemed a million miles away.

Impatient, she cleared her dry throat, wiped perspiration from her forehead, and let out a groan as the minutes ticked by. What wouldn’t she give for some shade and a bottle of ice water?

With a sigh, she pulled out her smart phone and checked the time. Thirty minutes since she’d arrived at the bus stop and not a single car had gone by. Where was the arranged ride into town?

Granny’s handyman was supposed to meet her. He obviously wasn’t a stickler about being on time. She reminded herself she was in the California foothills not in a busy metropolis where time was money.

The sound of a truck rumbled in the distance. With the back of her hand, she pushed her bangs out of her eyes and squinted. Hopeful, she watched the pick-up come closer. A shiny black Ford F 150 with extended cab pulled up in front of her.

“Amy,” a man yelled through the open window as his brown hair fell casually over a high forehead and deep-set blue eyes sparkled in the sunlight. She moved nearer and stared at his wide cheekbones, square jaw and full lips. About thirty?

A flutter of recognition stirred in her as palpable charm radiated from his broad smile—

Wyatt Cameron.

His muscular arms flexed as his huge hands squeezed the steering wheel. “Don’t just stand there. Get in.”

October 18 Amazon release day for My Country Heart Sierra Creek Series Book 4 If once burned, are you twice shy?

There are new people in town, a firefighter and a jewelry designer, The charming characters from the other books return. A mystery is an added ingredient in book 4. Also find out how Amy, Vanna and Sophie and their partners are doing.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Sylvie Grayson says:

    Hi Reggi, I have to admit I feel a little sad when fall arrives. It means shorter days and less sun. But your comments made me feel more optomistic. Thanks for that, 🙂


  2. Reggi Allder says:

    The days are shorter but the harvest moon is so beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Sylvia!.


  3. Hey, Reggi. I love, love, love Fall. It’s my very favorite season. What a great pic of that beautiful tree. I have lots of these pics on my phone and computer. We’ve been privileged to visit New England many times–my favorite thing to do in the fall. Missing this year, but hope to go again next year. We do get color here in Fort Worth but not usually until November. I’m worried about this year. The drought following a bad freeze has hurt our plants and trees. My fall decorations go up right after Labor Day. I used to wait until the weather changed and then realized it didn’t change until too late to enjoy my decorations. I’ve shared. 🙂

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    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi Marsha,wonderful you have seen New England many times! I love the photos of fall there. Hope someday be able to visit. 🙂


    2. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi Marsha, it’s wonderful you have been able to visit New England many times. We love the photo of the area and hope to go there too.


  4. Honestly, about the only thing I love about fall is the changing leaves on the trees. They can make a stunning landscape. I miss the colors and the apple-picking in the Finger Lakes region. We used to go every year when our daughter was in college there. That tree in your pic with the clear blue sky is gorgeous!!

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  5. Reggi Allder says:

    Hi Darlene, yes, love the changing of the leaves. I was driving by the tree and it was so beautiful I stopped and took a photo. 🙂


  6. The picture of that tree made me stop to view your post. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Reggi Allder says:

      Hi, pleased you like the tree! It caught my eye too. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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