Saturday, September 19, 2009

Anxiously Awaiting Autmn

I love Autumn!
Here in Georgia, Autumn brings about a welcomed relief from the heat, humidity and mosquitos. As if this alone wasn't reason enough to love the fall, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite things about this time of year.
Fall foliage is a given, but there are two trees that almost take my breath away when Autumn begins to transform them.
On my college campus, there are several Gingko trees. Beautiful when they are bright green, these beauties are amazing when they turn yellow. They make you stop and look,
My other favorite is the Japanese Maple. Again these trees are beautiful all of the time, but Autumn seems to breathe a whole new life into them.
I love acorns! I have no idea what makes these little seeds so dear to me. I could ramble on about a little seed becoming a mighty oak...... but really I just think they are cute.
I have plans to use them for Christmas ornaments this year. Stay tuned to see how that goes.Pumpkins and Squash and Gourds Oh My!
I love their vibrant colors and I always look forward to seeing them in the grocery store.I love that the weather is turning cooler. Not only does this mean that I can start wearing all the fall clothes that I love so much, start taking deep breaths of crisp air as I walk the pup, and enjoy the lower electric bills.......It also means that baking is bearable in my tiny kitchen. Although I usually don't really get in the mood to bake until around Christmas, at least now if the mood strikes me I can bake without feeling like I am inside the oven. Autumn also means that Hubs and I will start sharing Hot Chocolate in the Evenings. Yummy!Whenever I can I LOVE to sit by a campfire/bonfire on a cold, crisp Autumn night.And what is a fire if you aren't roasting marshmallows!And I love that Crimson Tide Football begins! No I am not a yelling at the TV screen, team color wearing, die hard fan.
I leave that to Hubs!
But football season brings back lots of memories.
Hubs and I started dating during football season.
Our first date he bought me flowers and took me to dinner and a movie.
Our second date he bought me an Alabama Football t-shirt and Ipainted my nails crimson so we could go watch football with the guys & thier gals.
I should have known there that life stops when football rolls around!
But Football actually stopped for me.
Three years ago Hubs stopped watching a football game long enough to propose. :)
Some might not see that as very romantic.
But if you knew Hubs and his football, you would know that this was a very moving gesture on his part.
All of the excitement awaiting Autumn sent me looking for some fall ideas for my future house.
As usual, Martha dosen't dissapoint!

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