Several weeks ago, I took the kids to the pumpkin farm, where I loaded up on edible squash to supplement to lackluster harvest I managed to home-grow this year.
A bit after that, I asked my rural-living sister to pick me up a few bales of straw at non-urban prices when she came into town.
The squash was still piled up under the covered porch by my front door, and after my sister came by, the straw ended up there as well.
My daughter looked at the straw, and looked at the squash, and without really intending it, an Autumnal Harvest Farm Scene was born.
The ornamental kale in pots at the front of the house adds to the fall feeling, I think. Up until this year I hated ornamental kale. Then, something just changed and now I love it.