Living Green Olympia: Hints of Fall - Tints of Fall

Hints of Fall - Tints of Fall



Fall leaves in Olympia

This time of year seems to always sneak up on me, with a sudden realization that the days are getting shorter, the mornings are feeling crisper, the leaves are beginning to show the glow of autumn, and the Farmer's Market vendors have corn and gourds and apples rather than seedlings and berries.


Fall produce at Olympia Farmers Market

We have had such an unusual dry spell in the Olympia area, that the fall colors are well represented on many lawns (including ours) which are sporting golden and brown shades rather than emerald green.  But there is something else that sneaks up on us, and that is always the return of the rain.  So I know that somewhere right around the corner, the rain will be back, and so will our green.





                        Showing Olympia - Let me show it to you!!

For Info on the Communities of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater  WA and the real estate to be found here, just call me, text me, email me!  And I'd love for you to subscribe to my blog.

Nancy Conner, City Realty Inc,    360-701-1086      

Comment balloon 7 commentsNancy Conner • September 12 2012 05:04PM


Fall is my favorite season.  I haven't been to the pumpkin farm or the apple orchard yet, but I will!

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 8 years ago

Nancy-one of the things I loved so much for the short time we lived in Virginia was the fall with all of the leaves turning.  And while I love living in FL, I do miss those beautiful changes in color. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 8 years ago

Yeah, I was mowing the lawn today and noticed a lot of tree droppings in the grass by the back of our property. Gonna start getting harder to mow soon. 

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

My favorite season by far....I love Fall and I look forward to every minute of it!  I'll be apple picking this weekend and baking some pies!  Can't wait to take the grandsons out to get pumpkins...warm cider donuts too!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 8 years ago

Kathy - we haven't yet made it out to the pumpkin farm either, but I know that fun outing will not be far off (and our favorite one has to die for apple fritters too!)

Hi Kathy - the funny thing is that when I first moved to Washington (years and years ago) it didn't seem to me like the seasons were very distinct, compared to what I was used to in Illinois.  Not sure if the leaves are more colorful now or if I just got more observant, but fall is absolutely gorgeous here!!

Oh Todd, you will soon be switching from a mower to a rake I think (or your kids will!!)

That sounds like fun ahead for you and the grandkids!  I have been baking pumpkin muffins for a couple of weeks already - and yes, I think an apple pie might be needed this weekend :)

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago
Hi Nancy, Thanks for posting two great fall photos; my favorite time of the year. I cannot wait to go buy some of the mini pumpkins and gourds and make baskets on my porch and kitchen. I can tell the weather is changing as my bird feeders are not empty in a couple of hours and are now about 2 days before needing refills so the birds must be migrating south.
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Kristin - I love this time of year too, and it is definitely showing many of those subtle (or not so subtle) signs that fall is approaching quickly.  I bet your bird feeders are a terrific early warning system for the seasonal changes both fall and spring.  We also tell fall is approaching here because the salmon are coming in to spawn - another blog post coming soon!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 8 years ago