Pumpkin patchesare a fun activity in the fall. Picking your own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch, no matter your age, gets you in the fall spirit. If the pumpkin patch is a charity, that fall spirit can be doubled.
Visiting a pumpkin patchis a visual treat. The rows and rows of orange orbs is a delight for any eyes. It is a lot more fun to buy your pumpkins at a pumpkin patch and not in a pile at the grocery store.
There is a mixture of summer and fall today. As one season folds into the next, blending the best of both seasons and creating this golden, colorful fall day.
Yes, Fall is in the air this morning. She came to Texas a few days ago and I am welcoming this long, lost friend. Fall only comes for short visits in Texas, and most years, is the last guest to sit at the table. Some years, fall misses Thanksgiving dinner altogether and skips right into the Christmas season. Rude.
We love to travel and walk a new city. We never know where the day will take us. You don’t have to go out-of-town to have this adventure. Exploring your city, finding new things to do and making new memories, all in your own backyard. October is a great month to start exploring your own city.
Many times we travel and explore but do we take out and explore our own city?
Fall mums are a beautiful symbol of fall. With their rich colors that let you know autumn is here, or is on its way. Fall mums have colorful domes of blooms in the golden jewel-tone hews that look perfect on your porch, alongside your pumpkins or alone in your flowerbeds.
Fall’s favorite flower, otherwise known as chrysanthemums.
When I think of fall, I think of pumpkins. Pumpkins make me happy with their imperfect, round bodies, full of awkward flaws, sometimes damaged, broken and having shoddy exteriors. And yet, we decorate with them. We adorn our front porches with the imperfect orbs of fall.
Not everything in life is perfect and sometimes the imperfect can be beautiful.
If I am on a diet, which I always am, or I don’t have the time to bake, I fake it.
vanilla, from Mexico
All these wonderful spices, simmering on the stove, in two cups of water, make the whole house smell of wonder.
And if I have an apple that has gone bad, I throw that in the pot, as well.
Throw caution to the wind and add some apple cider or apple juice. Experiment with different concoctions until you find your favorite. Remember to simmer, and keep an eye on it. Don’t want the liquid to boil over or dry up! Ew.
You can also do the same thing with lemon, rosemary and vanilla, simmering in water and you will get an entirely different lovely smell. William Sonoma uses this to entice people when they shop in their stores. And I believe it works.