|Photo take by my sister this past weekend.|
Good morning! How is your week coming along? I am a wee bit alarmed about 3 hurricanes in the the Atlantic region and the prospect of one snaking up the coast in my direction. I have everyone in Florida in my thoughts and prayers. Having lived there for 10 years I have seen my share of hurricanes, tornado’s and bad weather.
I noticed yesterday that Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spiced Lattes or #PSL as they are know to Millennials’ the official drink of Fall. I guess for many when the school buses start to rumble down the road and PSL’s are served it is Fall. Although in actuality Fall doesn’t start until September 22.
I LOVE Fall and everything about it, the crisp leaves crunching under my feet on my daily walk, the scent of an early morning or early evening fire wafting on the cool breeze. The cosy feeling when it gets dark at 4:30. Long lazy Sundays with a pot of chili on the stove and the sound of a football game in the background as I whip up a few pumpkin treats in the kitchen.
|Just a few of the pumpkin recipes I have made.|
I love the fact that Fall is the advent of the holidays, Halloween with the little cuties dressed in their costumes. Thanksgiving with family and friends and the excuse to eat pumpkin pie not only for dessert but for breakfast as well! And Christmas, the season where it seems as if for a short time most everyone is happy.
|My little Pisa ready for Fall.|
But my favorite part about Fall is that for several months I can slow down and hibernate. It may sound funny but when the weather is sunny and beautiful I feel like I have to be out and about soaking it all in. Fall gives me the excuse to slow down, relax and rejuvenate for the long winter ahead.
What about you, are you a fan of Fall? Or are you counting the days until Summer? If you are a Fall fan what are your favorite things to do, eat, make or even see? Do you visit the pumpkin patch, head out to the coffee shop for a pumpkin spiced drink, pick apples, bake or settle in for a long rest like me?
I love to hear your thoughts and stories so please share and if you have a favorite pumpkin recipe please tell me about that as well!
Have a great day! Floridians, stay safe, be alert and be smart.