With Labor Day coming at the beginning of September and kids going back to school even before that, it seems like fall starts sooner than it actually does. In Idaho fall days meant shorter daylight hours and the coming winter drabness, so I was never eager to rush the season. Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I try to savor all the days of summer.
In Colorado it’s a little different. The climate is similar, but there are far more days of sunshine here. We enjoy mostly sunny days all winter long. Even though we’ve been in Colorado going-on-2-years it’s still hard to make that mental shift. And so, when I saw this sign a few weeks ago…
…my answer was, “No! I’m not ready! It’s not time. It’s still summer.”
And now, it is time. The first day of fall. Those of you who enjoy pumpkin-flavored everything, please feel free to indulge. With my blessing.
I don’t dislike pumpkin in moderation, but I probably won’t be trying the Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips… or the Pumpkin Barbecue Sauce… or the Sparkling Pumpkin Cider (that just sounds wrong!)… or the Toasted Pumpkin Loops cereal.
I will, however, enjoy the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle that my daughter gave me and the Pumpkin Spice soap from my friend Jill. I’ve had them for a few weeks but I’ve been saving them until fall actually arrived. I might even indulge in a Pumpkin Spice Latte. But just one.
Happy fall, y’all!
What’s your favorite pumpkin-flavored whatever?