Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

Pin It Now! Every fall for the past 4 years, I've had to endure everyone's "favorite holiday" talk. Oh, the beautiful leaves, the chill in the air, the warm fires, and so on. I am learning to "like" the desert autumn, or at least appreciate the hints of the season no matter how small they may be.

In September and October, and most likely November, too, it is still pretty warm during the day. Arizonians cheer when the temps finally hover around 80 degrees! Right now early mornings and evenings can be somewhat pleasant. You know fall has arrived when wearing shorts and flipflops actually feel comfortable and checking the mail doesn't call for a prompt shower!

One of the things that gets me through, is watching all of the vegetation that can still thrive here in the fall/winter. My pomegranates, for instance are almost ready, and my basil is still going strong. I recently planted peppers and hope to plant tomaotoes soon since they do well in autumn.

Also, PUMPKIN SMOOTHIES, our annual first-day-of-fall treat are perfect for the desert!! As you can see, my 3 goofballs are enjoying their very first one of the season.

What do you love about fall where you are?


The Lenzers said...

well It's my first fall here, so I am not sure yet. But I don't think it will be much different from Dallas. I always love the crisp morning air, and the opening of windows. And deeper into fall, I LOVE the colored leaves. I am dying to take a trip to Indiana or somewhere for a gorgeous drive to look at all the colors.

The Lenzers said...

I don't know if I ever told you or not, but before Mark took the job here in OKC, he was going to get transferred to Phoenix with his old job. Part of me wishes we had because we have family and friends there, you included (how far are you from Phoenix?) but God knows what He's doing right? I don't know if my fair skinned self could have handles all that heat and sun!!


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