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Happy First Day of Fall!

It’s the first day of fall and that means we are VERY excited! Well, I am probably a tad more excited than Reid, but we won’t make this into a competition 😉

Fall means so many things to me. It means experiencing a twinge of sadness that summer is over, but more than that, it means experiencing a wave of excitement that the mornings are brisk, the sun has that amazing light to it (perfect for photos, wink wink ;)), the leaves on the trees are beautifully changing colors, the pumpkins are getting ready to be picked, and my birthday is approaching, which, incidentally, is on Halloween (don’t worry, there will be a specific Halloween post once the date gets closer!).

For those of you who don’t know, I grew up on the East Coast and got to experience the wonder that is a New England autumn.

Playing in the leaves has always been one of my favorite things to do…in fact, I am one of those people who will go slightly out of her way just to step on that crunchy-looking leaf…I just LOVE that sound! I get a little excited about it, as you can see…

I've played in leaves from NY to CA

One of my favorite places to spend an autumn day is in Central Park. It’s just so magical! I highly recommend visiting NYC in the fall. As Tom Hanks’ character says in “You’ve Got Mail:”

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.”

And let’s not forget about pumpkin picking. Our lovely landlords grew the green pumpkins in our backyard! Aren’t they adorable and warty? And the orange pumpkin is from the Tinsley House garden at the Museum of the Rockies. Such beauty here in Montana!

Have a very lovely first day of fall, and enjoy all the rest, too!

Sam xoxo

  1. Reid Loessberg says:

    I most definitely like fall more…but Sam’s right, no competition here.

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