Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Where Did It All Go?

Are you as dumbfounded as I am this week? October? Really? What happened to January through September?

October means fall has really arrived. Which, in Texas, means temps have finally dropped below 90. I love the colors of autumn--the golds, oranges, and russets. Though we won't be seeing those for another month.

What I especially like are the flavors of fall. Apples, cinnamon, cloves...and my favorite, pumpkin! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, pumpkin you-name-it. Yum!

Fall means baking and gearing up for my absolute favorite time of the year (which I will not mention yet, but guess what kind of decorations I saw them putting out at Walmart?).

The air just has a different feel in the fall. Even when temps climb into the high 80's, it's not the oppressive heat of summer. Like an undercurrent of what's to come.

What are your favorite things about fall? Are the leaves turning where you live?

Happy Tuesday, y'all.

14 comments:

  1. The weather in Georgia is giving us a little relief from the extreme heat.

    Speaking of decorations! We ate at Cracker Barrel the other night, and they had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations all up!!

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  2. Missy, I think I need I go to Cracker Barrel.

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  3. Walt, I live in Texas. I couldn't forget about football if I wanted to. Though I'm not real thrilled with my Cowboys right now. So I'm clinging to baseball, hoping my Rangers pull it together for the post-season.

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  4. Mindy, this weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada, so fall is in full swing here, but I would still prefer your temps :)

    Missy, I can't believe they had all those decorations at one time!

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  5. So, Eva, what's on the menu for your typical Thanksgiving dinner?

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  6. I love everything about fall - the cooler temps, the crsip, fresh air, the stunning blue of the sky. and FOOTBALL!!! Go Dawgs!

    I love decorating for fall and finished putting everything out last night.

    Happy Fall, ya'll!

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  7. Walt--we are more a college football household..we watch the Falcons, though. We are a HUGE NASCAR fam....that goes almost 10 months out of the year now...:)

    Eva--how cold is it getting already? We've had some really nice days...and some hot ones still.

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  8. Edwina--Our new son-in-law is the biggest Tenn Vol fan I've ever met in my LIFE--it's made for interesting discussions in our household with our Dawg fans and our Tech fans. Also, hubby and I are helping a friend out now who is staying with us--HUGE Gator fan..so we have a flurry of red, yellow, orange and white and orange and blue happening on game days. So much fun, though.

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  9. Edwina, I haven't even bought a pumpkin yet. Although I've been eying them. Sigh. Guess I need to get down the fall decorations if I want to stay on track with you:)

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  10. Lindi, just think of the football parties you could have. Non-stop, all day Saturday. What time should I be there?

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  11. I woke up this morning to snow. I can't believe it. My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful 60-70 degree temperatures and all the leaves turning to a golden and scarlet hue through Montana. It's magical. But too soon for snow! That's supposed to be the end of October, not the beginning. However, I'm sure it's helping with our terrible forest fire season this year. I will thank the Lord for sending relief from the fires and smoke in this early snow. And hope we get a few more weeks of glorious fall too.
    Angie

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  12. Snow?! Ah, that cold front we're supposed to get this weekend, the one will drop us into the 60's, must have run over you. I'm sure it'll be temporary. At least, I hope so, Ang.

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  13. Mindy, thanksgiving in Canada and the states is pretty much the same, except that we celebrate it earlier :)

    We haven't had snow yet where I live, but they did in Alberta the other day. We are somewhere in the 50s or 60s, and 40s or 30s overnight. However, I do like that the cooler temps get rid of all the pesky bugs :)

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