Smitten with Fall
A few years ago, I started to become mildly smitten with fall. But by fall 2012, it's a full blown love affair. I'm completely obsessed with everything fall.
Leaves, don't ever change.
Seen in my neighborhood on a glorious Saturday morning run before yoga.
The afterglow of the perfect run, weather and donning a long sleeve wool top for the first time this season.
The vineyard (where Lindsey and Sonny will get hitched) and the grape vines. In love with their neat little rows and all their branches and leaves.
As we don't have many decorations at our house, I've been on the hunt for some fallish festiveness. I finally hit the jackpot at World Market where I found this little glittery pine cone bird, a turkey candle holder and a few other small things for 25% off. I may go back for some placemats and a cute doormat...
Granted, he may look a little silly looking and I probably could have made him myself, but I think he's cute. He's currently sitting on our coffee table with the pumpkin trees I bought at TJ's last weekend.
So, guess what? Not signing up for a race lasted a whole month after McKenzie River! Actually, I'm kind of shocked it took that long.
But the urge to race was calling so I had to make it official - I'm running the Great Pumpkin Run - 10K this Sunday. I haven't raced a 10K in quite a while. Must remember not to surge at mile 2 - still have 4 to go!
I have a personal beef with races in Eugene - they tend to be either 5Ks or half/full marathons. I'm looking forward to running this longer, short race out of town. And I can see a few other races on my horizon!
Any fun plans on your weekend docket? Favorite fall memory as a child?
I have fond memories of spending an entire day with my mom, aunt, and grandma doing art (painting, baking, sewing) in the fall. Everything from artwork with real leaves, drawing and painting a haunted house or just baking some cookies. I also loved raking up piles of leaves with my brothers and dad and then trying to jump in them AKA land hard on the ground when your pile isn't big enough. ;)