Fall is officially here. I've always loved the sound, the smell and the look of it. I grew up with a big back-yard full of trees and Saturday was the best. Saturday meant mom and dad were raking leaves and raking leaves = me playing in them.
Gosh, who am I kidding, if there was a huge leaf pile outside right now, I would still go jump in it. Jesse wouldn't participate, but he would watch and promptly check me for bugs and critters before he let me in the house again.
I've got a little leaf pile in the kitchen on the floor right now. I was stripping leaves last night and I swept them all into the corner. Jesse came down to get his coffee this morning and I heard, crunch, crunch. I take Bringing Nature Home very seriously.
I also take Saturday seriously. And by seriously I mean I make it a very serious point to have as much fun as humanly possible! So naturally, I ate the biggest, stickiest pecan roll the farmer's market had to offer. It was almost as good as grandpa's, but not quite (email me if you want Grandpa's recipe!). The market was especially fun because I watched lots of people carrying around the bouquets Mary Ellen and I made this week! And I noticed...
People with flowers smile more than people without them.
Then I went to meet Ericka! We wanted to go see what was happening at Saunder's. They grow the boxwood for the White House, you know.
They also have a one-man band that plays the harmonica and guitar and sings! I thought it couldn't possibly get better, but it did!
That's right! Homestead Creamery's PUMPKIN ice cream is back!!!!!
So go get some pumpkin ice cream and share it with your friends. Embrace the new season. Get flowers, smile a lot and always take at least one day of your week to be very "serious."