Wednesday, September 30, 2009

That Time of Year....

Lately I have been wrestling with the reality that there is not going to be a season change here. Most people would love the fact that Southern California stays warm year-round, but every September I always find myself longing for the changes a new season brings....specifically Fall. Even when we lived in Georgia, I always wondered what Fall was like the Northeast. So, as a coping mechanism, I thought I might post some of my favorite things about Fall...or at least what it should be.


Obviously, the colors. They are beautiful! This is a picture of Seeger Chapel at Milligan College, my alma mater in November 2008. Milligan is one of my favorite places. Isn't it gorgeous? Go Buffs!



I love decorating. We rarely splurge, but we got this Pottery Barn wreath 3 years ago and it brings so much joy to pull it out of storage every year. We just bought the Happy Fall sign this season from HomeGoods. I still haven't figured out where it is going to go, but I had to get it anyway.


Pumpkin anything. Candles, pie, butter, lattes, scones, and carving them too. Last year we started a tradition to have night of pumpkin carving and caramel apples.


The smell. I don't know what it is. Maybe it is because people have to rake leaves and then burn the pile, but it sure smells good. When all else fails, there is always scented candles.

6 comments:

Megan said...

Fall is my favorite as well!! I just discovered a WONDERFUL new fall smell; "Leaves" wall scents from Bath & Body Works...I'd highly recommend it for any "Fall smell" lover! :0)

lindsey and patrick said...

Thanks Megan! I am going to be near a Bath & Body works today. I will stop by. You can never have too many fall smells around. :)

Christie Lehren said...

reminds me of pumpkin fluff. surely kathryn has taught you the ways of that tasty treat! if you can't have the fall, i guess enjoy the warmth!

Kate G. said...

Word to your mother, Christie Lehren! If I make one impact before I die, let it be that.

:)

lindsey and patrick said...

What is this famous specialty of yours Kathryn??? I haven't been introduced to this yet!

The Park Wife said...

I love FALL! Thankfully, the colors are beautiful where I live. It is this time of year that I am constantly in awe of God's beauty.
The Park Wife

(Came over from my friend Sophie's site - Boo Mama))