Hot, homemade soup – Something else I don’t make or eat in the summer. It’s a great easy meal for autumn. (Today’s soup is split pea.)
Fall foliage – I lived in Florida for a while as a teenager, and I really missed seeing the leaves change. Now I’m lucky to live in an area with lots of trees and lots of fall color.
Crunchy Leaves – All that fall foliage leads to crunchy leaves! I love stomping through them.
First frost – So pretty. Time to get out the big, comfy sweaters!
My wedding anniversary – Twenty-three years this October. I can hardly believe it.
Pumpkins – Sometimes I grow my own. Not this year, though, so I’ll be picking up some big ones soon.
Jack-o-lanterns – Some pumpkins eventually become Jack-o-lanterns! I was a little disturbed when the supermarket started selling pumpkins with pre-painted jack-o-lantern faces a few years ago. I’m a purist. Gotta carve my own, usually on the day before Halloween.
Costumes – I love to see what the neighborhood kids come up with!
Halloween – This is getting to be a lot of people’s favorite holiday, and I can totally understand why – it’s so much fun! I get into decorating the front lawn with tombstones, plastic skeleton bones, jack-o-lanterns, etc, for the big night. I play a scary-sounds tape during trick or treat, which is a big event in my neighborhood.
Hope your October is healthy, happy, and fun!!