Can you believe it’s almost September? Crazy how this summer (and this year!) has flown. I had a teensy taste of fall-like weather this past weekend in Vermont and it was ever-so-beautiful. It was the kind of weather that was warm but comfortable during the daytime, but had you grabbing a light sweatshirt or jacket in the evenings. Just gorgeous!
I am longing for that beautiful weather for this weekend. Although I am grateful that Hurricane Irene seems to be passing us by (but endangering my friends & family up north…thinking of you all and hoping everyone stays safe!), I noticed that the high temps tomorrow are in the mid-90’sF and the heat index is showing 110F!! I have plans to be outdoors for most of tomorrow…and during the hottest part of the day too…ugh! So to escape nasty thoughts of surface-of-the-sun temps and hurricanes, let’s turn our attention to something much more pleasant…
In keeping with my Summer List that I have been working on these past few months, I have decided to publish an Autumn List, which you should see as a new tab at the top of my blog. I plan to add to it as I go, but I think what I have so far is a good start. It’s my favorite season, so every year I try to pack in as much fall seasonal stuff as possible and really savor all the little fun and extra-special things that I can this time of year.
Here is what I have so far:
- Corn maze
- Carve/decorate pumpkins.
- Epcot Food & Wine Festival
- Bake something with pumpkin.
- Haunted Hayride @ Ft Wilderness
- Ghost tour
- Try making mulled wine
- Do some fall/Halloween crafting
- Decorate for Thanksgiving.
- Go on a mini-shopping spree for fall stuff; hand soap, candles, decorations, etc.
What fall traditions do you have? Any ideas for my list? Unfortunately since I live in the sub-tropics, we don’t really have an authentic autumn…the leaves don’t change, we can’t go apple-picking, and all of our pumpkins have to be shipped in from elsewhere. It’s a little bit of a bummer, but we do what we can to recreate the same feeling where we are able. Maybe it’s one of the reasons I like decorating for it so much.
Anyways, TGIF and have a great weekend!