Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Appreciation Post

I think we need to blog a little more. Not only do I love any excuse to write about my life and post great pictures of Zeezy, but I've noticed that our last few entries have been pretty long-winded. And since apparently everyone has a short attention span now that the internet exists, it's probably a good idea to keep things short-ish. (Although, I am kind of a long-winded writer anyway, so take that with a few grains of salt.)

 So, it is FALL. The best season of them all, in my humble opinion. It is cold enough to wear all of my favorite kind of clothing (hats, scarves, sweaters, etc.) but not so cold that you never want to go outside. At night it is cold enough for us to justify making a fire in our little fireplace, which makes for a very cozy evening.

Zeezy curled up next to the fire - awwwww!
Today was the coolest (temperature-wise) Santa Fe day we've experienced since moving here, with a high around 58 degrees. And it was glorious.  Suddenly there are fall colors abound, with orange and yellow leaves that are falling to the ground and that crunch when I step on them. (Is the crunching of leaves under your feet not one of the best sounds?)

Yesterday we went with our friends to an elementary school's Harvest Festival. This school in particular has an AMAZING school garden program - a lot of the food they grow gets used for their school lunches, which is so cool. They had a little event to celebrate their fall harvest with food that they prepared from garden-grown veggies. The students were selling seed packets that they put together and raffle tickets to win a pumpkin they had grown! It was adorable and inspiring to see kids so stoked about gardening - one girl ran up to us with her hands full of salad greens, so excited about what she had harvested that she had to share it with everyone she saw. It made me wish that my elementary school could've had a gardening program. This school even has a wood-fire oven in their garden. So cool. It was a great way to get even more into the fall spirit.

This weekend we're hoping to drink some pumpkin beer, go to the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, and get some nature time. Sounds pretty darn good to me.

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