This is a post I started while the summer heat was still murdering the Midwest so it might sound a little dated, but it still applies.
Fall, or autumn if you will, is my season. Summer is a close second, but this summer has been brutal this year with its 100 plus degree temps and humidity. Just take a look at my garden, it’s struggled all summer, it’s time for a change. I have a closet full of jackets screaming for air.
I find myself sitting outside on my porch swing a lot more in fall. I feel compelled to doodle and capture the scenery and the feel of fall through my scribbles. Yes, I know how pretentious that sounds, but still, fall is when I feel most creative and when I’m ready for change. Change like the leaves…okay enough of that.
In the spirit of fall, I always make a list of activities I HAVE to accomplish during the season. A crispy leaf landed on my windshield yesterday while I was driving and I took that as a sign (perhaps misguided) to start compiling my list. Yes, I’m aware we’re still in the beginning of August (yeah, this is how long ago I started this).
The List (in no particular order):
- Brew an autumn inspired beer (already started).
- Go on a hayride, haunted or otherwise.
- Freak out my neighbors by decorating the house with fake cobwebs, dollar store skeletons and poorly carved pumpkins.
- Drink cider, lots and lots of cider.
- Drink/make pumpkin spiced lattes.
- Make many batches of chili.
- Watch lots of football (already started, Go Colts).
- Watch The Shining and Pieces (look it up, people).
- Fall crafts, fall crafts, fall crafts.
- Dress up my dogs and post copious amounts of photos online (yeah, I’m one of those people).