Thursday, October 1, 2009

A time and a season


I love fall. The leaves on the maple tree in my back yard change to a flame red and the air is clean and crisp. I love warming scents of pumpkin spice and gingerbread in my scent warmer and the comfort of wearing my hoodie around the house. I also love fall decorations. Pumpkins are my favorite. They're so unique in their orange color and plump bodies and little green stem. We love to visit the pumpkin patch and usually end up with 30 different pumpkins on our front porch by the end of the season. Most are imperfect, either too large or too small or too green or too warty--but that's the way we like them.
Speaking of pumpkin patches, we are headed to The Farmstead Farm Festival tomorrow. We went there last year (known as The Maize) and had a fabulous time in the corn maze and in the courtyard. There was so much for the kids to do and see. So we are excited to go back again this year. I'll post pictures within the week of our outing. What do you love to do in the fall?

PS You'll find some really great links to fall activities to your right --------------->

7 comments:

Dee and Karen said...

I'm with you Amanda, I love fall for all the same reasons and I wish it would last a lot longer before winter sets in. If we get our new house we will have the same kind of big maple tree in our front yard, I'm so excited!

Jenny said...

I grew up in Boise, but haven't spent much time there in 5-6 years. I know it's grown a ton. I'm coming back for Christmas for 3 weeks and was wondering if you have any ideas of cheep or free things to do in the winter in Boise.

Amanda said...

Karen,
I hope everything falls into place with that house. No pun intended. We can't wait to see it.

Amanda said...

Jenny, growing up in Boise is the best and you're right, it has changed a lot. We've got some new places and new things to do. I would definitely recommend The Idaho Botanical Gardens to see the lights they hang in the gardens. Before I make further recommendations are you looking for kid-friendly suggestions or just any kind of cheap or free activity? I have some ideas for both, just let me know what you're looking for.

Jenny said...

Amanda,
We don't have kids yet, but niece and nephew (under 10) may or may not come to some things. So mostly adult. We also do have a pregnant sister in law, who may or may not come to any given activity.
jenny.g.benson@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Jenny, thank you for that helpful information. I'll send you some good ideas of things to do via your email. :)

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