My favorite season has arrived!
I absolutely love fall. To celebrate it's arrival, this weekend we did a clean-up of the yard. We cut down the perennials, emptied the annual containers, moved the seasonal plants indoors, and put away the garden decs. The autumn garland went up around the front door, the goose is now sporting her fall outfit, and the tables are wearing their pumpkin and gourd runners and cloths. I even hung a bronze, embroidered towel in the bathroom and colorful leave-patterned towels on the oven. We lit candles, and the tantalizing aroma of spiced pumpkin and vanilla permeates the house.
Mother Nature is beginning to put out her decorations, too. Some of the trees are just beginning to turn and are displaying hints of red, yellow, and orange. The temperatures are cooler: even getting crisp at night. The smokey smell of fire pits and fireplaces lingers in the air with the teasing temptation of gooey s'mores.
Soon we'll take our annual fall family trip, this year to Michigan instead of Wisconsin. We have a friend's wedding up at an Adventure resort in Wisconsin to look forward to at the end of the month, and then comes Halloween: Ghosties and pumpkins and witches. Thanksgiving will follow, bringing delicious food and time once again spent with family.
It's a wonderful time of year...full of change and cozy days and evenings. I can't get enough.
Until next time,