For the past month, our home has not had a shortage of pumpkins. Pumpkin everything. Candles. Decorations. Coffee creamer. Baked goods. Salted seeds. It's found a place on our table for any given meal at any given time.
In one sense, there's the "Oh, it's autumn so I feel compelled to purchase and eat all things pumpkin." But in another sense, there's the "Yay! I've flipped the calendar to October and some of my favorite colors and scents and tastes are here!"
The trees in our backyard are a brilliant yellow. We need jackets most mornings. My boys are ecstatic to wear their "shiny running pants" and hoodies, and my little girl thinks her boots are very fun to wear - ahem - with everything. I've even clicked the heat on a handful of times to give a warm blast to the cold kitchen some mornings.
Months of snow? No thank you. Months of humidity and heat? I'll pass. Months of comfortable temps and outdoor beauty? Yes please!