You’ve probably heard me say it before, but fall is my favorite time of year. It’s so sensory: the smells, the colors, even the tastes.
We’ve already sampled some of Fall’s delights. Last week I made my first batch of pumpkin bread. This weekend I headed to my local Starbucks for a cup of their Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Soon there will be caramel apples and apple crisp. And of course let’s not forget the pies: pumpkin and apple.
My fall decs have gone up. Colorful garland is draped around the door. My table cloths and runners all display the brilliant hues of orange, red, and yellow.
Yesterday I went shopping for the new ‘flavors’ of hand soaps. We’re good to go with Pumpkin Cupcake, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Spice Latte. Just for fun I also grabbed a Brown Sugar and Carrots.
Outside a few of the trees are starting to hint at the beautiful colors that will soon burst forth. And even the weather is cooperating. There’s just the slightest hint of a chill in the air.
Autumn makes a great setting for stories as well. Three of mine are set in the fall. This Feels Like Home, The Vampire and the Vixen (a Halloween novella), and An Unexpected Blessing (A Thanksgiving novella) all feature fall settings. It’s so much fun to have characters that crunch through the fall leaves on a walk through the woods or eat gooey S’mores straight from the campfire or carve pumpkins into grinning jack-o-lanterns.
Yep. Fall is here, and I couldn’t be happier!
Until next time,