In my last post I talked about the end of summer days. And now it’s the start of fall! Ok, so the days will keep getting shorter than the nights. Ok, so we may have to bundle in more layers than we like.
But hey, in the fall we can still roast marshmallows to make S’mores around the campfire. We can still go on hikes and take off on bikes to explore this world we live in. We can still enjoy the weather, despite the drops in temperature. We can still grill yummy foods to our hearts’ content. We can still drink infused water, fruity concoctions and other homemade libations.
Now we can indulge in the occasional Salted Caramel White Mochas, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Hot Apple Cider! We can select fresh fruits and veggies that are now in season again!
We can crank up the heat or curl up in a blanket in front of the fireplace and connect with those whom we love. And we can go to pumpkin patches and cider mills! Last weekend my husband and I took our little one to Louisburg’s Cider Fest and Pumpkin Patch here in Kansas and it was great to be reacquainted with cider again! Yep, I had my first sip of cider in more than a decade. [Actually, it was probably longer than that…I think the last time I tried it was when I was a tween on a haunted hay rack ride in Nebraska.] Now, I cheated a bit because I had a sparkling apple raspberry cider, but it was so good! I’m ready to try regular cider now! Anyway, my little guy enjoyed the Pumpkin Patch and we had great fun getting outside and enjoying the fresh fall air! This was a new activity for all three of us and we hope to make many more memories in this autumnal season. Research shows that trying new things improves our mental health. What new things will you try this fall?
New activities or not, this fall, whether you crank up the heat and read a book that nourishes your soul, or curl up in a blanket in front of the fireplace and connect with those whom you love, or head outdoors for a vigorous nature hike, don’t forget to take time to enjoy the season—and enjoy this season of your life. I hope you do more than a few fun things to take care of you and enjoy your autumn days!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. – Emily Bronte