Ramblings

All Things Fall

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall! Are you properly celebrating? Because I am.

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My favorite Stephen King I own – bought for 25 cents in a Wyoming bookstore. It’s ripped, waterlogged, and haunted.

I spend every day from September to December in a state of sheer bliss, clutching my chai or pumpkin coffee in one hand and a horror novel in the other. Even though I live in the Deep South where summer is known to stretch until Thanksgiving, fall is officially here in my head come September 1st when I start reading Stephen King again (always purchased, always used and tattered to shreds) and pull my sweaters out from under the bed.

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Come on fall! Keep up the good work!

I actually love the part of fall that’s happening right this very moment—when it’s not quite here yet, but it’s trying. There’s a nip in the air in the mornings before the humidity takes over and sucks every ounce of life out of you. The leaves, while still green, have a warm glow to them when the sun hits just right. And there’s a happy feeling of knowing that the entire season still stretches ahead of us. It’s like Christmas—people care about the months-long buildup, not the day itself. Sorry to all I just offended, but you know it’s true.

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Midrun playtime with hoards of gourds

My love of fall often spills over into my conversations, photos, and food choices. And blog posts. I can assure you that this won’t be my last fall-related post. But here’s a snippet of the things that are making me feel all tingly inside right now:

  • The sound and smell of fallen leaves
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This little guy paid a visit to my windshield
  • Pumpkin everything
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If you could bottle a perfect fall breakfast, it’d taste like this
  • Colors
Boots Sweaters Halloween
Isn’t it ironic that nature is most vibrant right before everything dies?
  • Beverages
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I don’t care how cliche it is – Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice lattes are the shit
  • Boots
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Cute boots are a requirement in the fall, no matter that it’s still 85 degrees
  • Halloween
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A Halloween-lover’s dream – finding bloody body bags during a photo shoot at Sloss Furnace. In August.
  • Sweaters
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I love searching for fall outfit Pinspiration
  • Candy
Boots Sweaters Halloween
Little pieces of goodness laced with crack made by the Devil himself
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Whole Foods – these drawings give me one more reason to love you

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