There's a stiff north wind blowing here in Northern/lower Michigan.
The cold air comes down from Canada, and crosses over the Great Lakes, bringing with it cooler temperatures for our region.
The leaves haven't reached their peak colors as of yet, but with these harsh winds, they might not hang on long enough for the color tour this season.
We had a long warm spell that caused things to run a little later than usual this year.
Colder weather is moving in quickly the past few days, along with the winds.
Everyone was busy getting the boats out of the water recently, and cleaning up what was left out for those warm Autumn days we were enjoying.
We will be using the pellet stove for added heat for the colder months ahead.
That meant it was time to re-arrange the living room to make better use of the stove.
It does seem cozier this time of year with the fire going, and throws on the sofas.
Our cottage has a huge room that we divide in the winter.
Half is used for sitting by the fire, and the other half is for tv watching.
The room is open, so both sides get the benefit of the fire.
This side is the one with the pellet stove...I cozy it all up, and make it as romantic as I can.
There are lots of candles, and the faux fireplace is here, too.
There is a vintage dressing screen that kind of gives it a little more coziness, as well.
We are ready for some warm fires, and candle light here at the Lakehouse. The wine cabinet is stocked, and I just found some pretty vintage wine glassed at one of my favorite shops in town.
I am finally ready for Autumn!! *wink.