It’s no secret to any of you that I’m a summer girl. I love hot days and sultry nights. I love the beach and the sun and grilling on the deck. However. It’s October now and it’s time to accept that summer is over (it’s a little hard to believe right now since as I’m typing this it’s 75 and very humid here) and that’s why today’s Ten on Tuesday topic (suggested by the brilliant Kym) is 10 Ways I’m Embracing Autumn.
- Changing leaves. The colors are so beautiful, even here where it’s mostly flat.
- Local apples. My favorite is Honey Crisp but the local Macs are really good, too.
- Pumpkins. I like them for baking and I like them for decorating.
- Squash. We have an abundance of butternut, acorn, and even a fancy-looking turban squash. I love them all.
- Windows free from air conditioners. Being able to see out of all my windows again is wonderful.
- Fall decorations. Outside we have mums and pumpkins and inside we have jack o’lanterns and candles and leaves and more.
- Party planning. Our annual Halloween party is coming up and I’m working on the menu and Dale is working on the scary decorations.
- Spying wildlife. Turkeys are on the cranberry bogs and deer are in the fields.
- Cozy nights. I don’t love the shorter days that are coming but I do love coming home from work and lighting some candles and snuggling on the couch with Dale while we watch TV.
- Cranberry harvest. Trucks full of bright red berries go by my office window several times a day. They are strewn along the side of the road from when they bounce off of those trucks. Cranberries are everywhere here and I love it.
There are lots of things to love about autumn in New England and I’m making the most of it. How are you embracing the season where you live? Click on the button below to add your link. Want to receive an email with the Ten on Tuesday topic every Monday? Click here.