Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why I Love Fall

I saw my first Christmas commercial today.  Really Target?  Shouldn't you be hyping Halloween right now?

I can't believe how fast this time of the year goes by.  One day there are flowers and 90 degree temps and then BOOM!  Snow.  We've already had snow down here in Denver and Ski Season officially begins tomorrow when Arapahoe Basin opens for business.  In my opinion, we don't get nearly as much Fall as I'd like here in Colorado.

Look how beautiful my street is right now!  I don't want all those leaves to fall!
I was just thinking today about the Top 5 Reasons I Love Fall, the shortest and most beautiful season and decided to share them with you.

  1. The Colors!  There is nothing more beautiful that the Rockies in the Fall.  Trust me.  Forget coming here in the winter for skiing.  Come the last two weeks of September when the days are still warm enough to hike, fish and lay by the pool.  The Aspens will just be turning and it's beyond stunning.  You also don't have to worry about a snow storm shutting down I-70.
  2. Cold Nights.  Because I just sleep better when my room is 60 degrees.
  3. Soup! I love barbecuing but there's something so wonderful and calming about having a pot of soup simmering in the kitchen all day.  Give me some corn muffins or a hot baguette to go with it and I'm a happy camper.
  4. The Cool Breezes.  We have a beautiful front patio (see above) and fabulous French Doors out to the back porch from the dining room.  I love when Fall comes and I can open all the doors after the heat of summer and just let the breeze flow through.
  5. Sweaters.  I'm sick of maxi dresses and tank tops.  I want a thick, cozy turtleneck and my knee boots from Cole Hahn (They are the MOST comfortable boots ever.  God bless the Nike Air Technology in the soles).
  6. I know I said 5 but I thought of another.  Red Wine!  When it's over 100 degrees I just want a cool glass of white or rose.  I love switching back to a nice hearty Red that warms you up the minute you take a sip.  
Happy Fall and I hope you're having a beautiful day!

Update: We had an insane wind storm last night and that big beautiful tree in the photo above dropped two giant limbs onto the street blocking our driveway. Ugh. We were up bright and early trying to move them enough to let us out and let others by.  Do any of you know who should clean that up? Us? Our neighbor that owns the tree? The City?

Photo: Me

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