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Wednesday, October 08, 2008
When There's A Chill In The Air...
Photo: Country Living magazine
As much as I love cocooning in the colder months, it would be a shame to stay all cooped up inside this entire season. Sure, uh huh, we all know it's getting colder out there, but the weather we experience in Autumn is some of the sweetest of the year. Fall's low humidity and gentle cool breezes are literally a "breath of fresh air" after a hot, humid Summer. Autumn is the last time of the year (For many of us) to truly enjoy your outside spaces. With a few warm throws or pretty blankets, you can bundle up as you sit outside and have a mug (A sturdy, big one of course!) of hot chocolate or cider. Lots of stores carry inexpensive and oh so durable fall-patterned table cloths and place mats that can be used with your outdoor furniture. Be sure place pumpkins and gourds around too. Line up pumpkins in a row on the ledge of your porch or down the steps. Hmm...now, how about some candles and a little dinner with someone you love as you sit and watch the sun set? Scatter some of the leaves about for a wonderful effect. Neatness doesn't count now...we are going for atmosphere! Baskets of gourds, Indian corn and mini pumpkins make a lovely, inexpensive centerpiece for indoor AND outdoor enjoyment.
If you have a fire pit (or are lucky enough to have an outdoor fireplace), all the better! The crackle and pops always sound so cheery as the fire lights lights up the crisp night air. And who doesn't like the aroma? Mmmm...now THAT is Fall in all her glory. Oh, and while you have that fire going, roast a few marshmallows. Save some for me okay?