When you’re from New England, the first signs of fall are always exciting… for me at least. Living in Oklahoma, we have to wait just a little bit longer before we start feeling a drop in temperatures.
It gives us an ample amount of time to soak in the last days of summer and enjoy being outside while it’s bearable. By now, social media is overloaded with everyone and their PSLs (pumpkin spiced lattes), and pumpkin patches, and all things fall. There’s just something about the season that makes most, if not everyone, ecstatic about the weather transition. It’s about delicious comfort foods, cozying up in comfy knits, (for girls) the trendy fall outfits, holiday decorations, the warm smells of vanilla and pumpkin spice, basking in the fall foliage, and savoring the smells of crisp leaves. When we got back from Arizona, I wasted no time on decorating our house with little a few pumpkins and holiday florals. I bought some warm scented candles of caramel latte and vanilla pumpkin spice. I’ve been on a fall baking and cooking, kick, too (all Pinterest inspired).
Last year, I spent a lot of my afternoons in one spot; a spot where I could let my dog run around, run through the leaves, and enjoy the beautiful day. When my husband came home from being away for a year, parts of our town were new to him, so I wanted to show him around one of my favorite spots. There’s no name for it, but I like to call it, “the neighborhood of trees.” It’s an open field, with trees lined up along each side. When the leaves start changing colors, the trees are especially gorgeous.
Friday was our coolest day, in a while. The high was 66 degrees and it was absolutely gorgeous out! It was impossible to stay inside on such a beautiful, fall day. Our day was full of walks and a trip to a pumpkin patch (which I will share with you, later). In fact, the two days following, were just as nice, not as cool, but we could definitely fall’s presence. I think many people I know, here in Oklahoma, really take advantage of the fall season and cooler temps, since we only have it for such a short period of time. The trees usually stay their brightest green, until the winter comes. Towards the end of October and beginning of November, we start to see a little bit of foliage. It comes a little late, out west here.
One of my favorite things about fall and the cooler weather, is getting to wear all my cardigans. They’re just so cozy and chunky. I love snuggling up in them with a hot cup of coffee, in the morning. Friday was the perfect day to be wearing a thick cardigan over a light top, a pair of jeans and flats. I found this cardigan at target, a few weeks ago and it’s on sale! I normally don’t buy cardigans with hoods, but this one I couldn’t pass up. Let’s just say, I’ve been living in, lately.