Hasn't this just been the craziest year for weather? With the horrible drought conditions I think most of us thought the fall color wouldn't be that great. It sure has been surprising hasn't it? Scientifically speaking, my theory is that with the dry conditions, the pigments in the leaves became more condensed and therefore we had more vibrant leaf color. I have heard some say it is because we had a little spurt of moisture near the end of summer. However, here at our place we didn't get that moisture and we have had terrific color this year. This is the geeky horticulture stuff I think out sometimes.
Anyway, it's been a beautiful fall until the last week or so when the winds really kicked in blew it all away. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be record breakingly warm with highs in the 80's. Thursday is supposed to be in the 40's! I am more of chilly weather girl and I am excited for the drop in temperature. It puts me in the mood to decorate and bake.
It makes me excited for the upcoming holiday season. Since we moved out to the country and no one would ever see my Halloween decorations, I have tended to decorate more towards a general fall theme. We have hosted Thanksgiving at our house the last couple of years so I can get more motivated for that than Halloween.
The fall weather also makes me want to hunker down with a steamy mug of tea or cocoa and read a good book. Are you reading anything good lately? We haven't talked books for a while now. I have requested "Gone Girl" from the library, but will be on the waiting list awhile. I'd love to know what's on you side table :)