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October 3, 2010 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
I admit, I love fall just as much as the next person. The striking colors of the trees in reds, oranges, yellows and all the subtleties of in-between color grab at your very being, it seems. What better way to welcome the change from summer to fall and give us stuff to remember as eventually, winter rolls in with the cold.
I have to say they are very different then what it was like for me in CA. The weather usually behaves it self...hovering between the 60's and 70's for fall time. Sort of boring, if not safe. Yet, I'd rather have the cool crisp air of the East as the air not only seems cleaner, but usually is then those big cities of the West. I might change my tune come February. lol
The one thing I've learned is that during these months of change, it's time to celebrate with color of our own. I love finding a home all decked out with hay stacks and scarecrows or a few pumpkins and a Halloween witch. They're all part of the fun and give way to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
One of our traditions is to get ready to go to the JB Tree farm. We love seeing all the handmade goodies and perhaps picking a pumpkin. There is the Pumpkin Lady who is on the same route, just a few miles down. And, if you're lucky, you can still get a bunch of dried lavender as well as beautiful pumpkins and a spectacular view to see.