Thursday, October 17, 2013

Autumn Is Here! by Tara Randel




I have to admit, Autumn is my favorite season. Growing up in New England, I couldn’t wait for the leaves to change colors. I remember the air, crisp and cool, redolent with the scent of burning leaves. The nights chilly enough to pull on a bulky sweater. The days grew shorter so playtime took on a more urgent frenzy. Piles of leaves piles we all jumped into, making my Dad crazy as he tried to clean up the yard. Childhood memories I’ll never forget.

 Now I live in Florida. No changing leaves here. It’s October and we still have temperatures in the high eighty’s. But the mornings are cooler, so I can go on my deck to read the newspaper. Still, I miss the weather change. So how do I fix that?



On October first, sometimes earlier, I pull out my carefully packed boxes and go way overboard decorating my house. I have ceramic pumpkins, ceramic leaves, artificial fall foliage hanging everywhere, scented candles, you name it, I probably have it displayed somewhere in my house. All my goodies may not be the real thing, but in my heart I’m enjoying my favorite time of the year. 
 
 

 Am I the only person to go overboard with fall decorations? Let me know how you decorate. If fall isn’t your favorite time of the year, what holidays can’t you wait for each year?

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