I have always loved fall, I love the change of all of the seasons but there is something about that crisp feel in the air, the leaves changing into that impressionist look (I’ve always had a thing for impressionist art and that’s what a gathering of fall trees looks like to me), and most definitely pulling out my hand knit socks, scarves and mittens rejuvenates me and gets me moving. This year in particular after living in a really hot summer climate I am appreciating fall even more. I think I have said to my husband “isn’t this weather divine” until he is about to scream. My favorite month hands down is October with Halloween rating number one as the top holiday in my book. I know it will sound strange but October and Halloween have a slight edge for me above December and Christmas. When I’m fortunate enough to be in West Virginia during October, my sister and I barely have time to sleep. First there is my twin nephews birthday to plan for and enjoy but then things really take off. There’s the zombie walk on the main street downtown, visiting the halloween stores that have the appeal of choosing the ”brave souls” entrance over the scaredy-cat entrance (then spending quality time checking out all of the moving and groaning ghouls), the haunted hayride at the local park and then the highlight of The Fright Farm at Rich’s Truck Farm (almost better than Trick or Treat night!) It’s really nontop fun for my sister and I and I always cherish when we can share our love of all things scary together. I love creating custom pumpkins as well-here is a picture of one I did the last time I was there
This might be my nephews last year for Trick or Treat which will be a shame because they come up with some really good costumes but hopefully they will love Halloween as much as their mom and I do!