So, it's been a few weeks since I have posted. I don't know about you, but it seems that as soon as school starts our lives get busy, busy, busy. I'm sure this is true of anyone who is either going to school, works at a school or has children in school. It's just a fact of life.
Now that it is almost October, I thought I would reflect on autumn. Fall or autumn is actually my favorite time of year. In Texas, it meant the weather would cool off finally and marching band was in full swing. I was a bell set player in my marching band and those memories are still to this day some of my favorites.
It's also a time for football games. The funny thing about football is I attended every game for four years because I was in the marching band. Did I have a clue as to what was going on? NO! How silly is that? I just knew that when we scored a touchdown we played the fight song. :)
Homecoming was always a really big deal. It is not a tradition here in Utah that I have seen, but in Texas at Homecoming girls would receive mums and boys would receive garters. The mums were usually gold because my school colors were black and gold and they were HUGE. I mostly remember the smell. It was something to receive a live mum with an awesome smell and glitter and ribbons. You had to make sure you wore a tight enough shirt in order to keep from exposing yourself :) I loved getting the live mums but you could also get fake ones and hang them up to enjoy all year long. I actually had a boyfriend who took the time with his mother to make one for me. So wonderful. To this day, I still love mums and the smell.
I love autumn here in Utah because of the colors. There is a true turning of the leaves and the mountain that I look out my window at every day is alive with oranges, yelllows and reds. We always try as a family to go up the canyon and enjoy nature's show once during October. I also love the crispness in the air in the morning, the smell of wood smoke and the winding down of the garden and harvesting of goodies such as pumpkins. It seems that it comes faster and faster each year and I guess that's just part of getting older.
As always, I have some cute autumn magnets in my Etsy store. Do you have a favorite thing about autumn? Please share!
Until next time,