GreatPumpkinOkay, so Fall doesn’t officially get her until Sept. 22, but with the current weather we’re having, it sure feels like Fall, and I’m thrilled!

I know, I know; that’s not a very popular sentiment. But I have my reasons, I swear! I spent most of my life living in the beautiful and amazing southwest. It was wonderful. But, having spent a good chunk of my childhood in Ohio, I have always missed the change of the seasons, which you don’t get in Arizona.

The changing colors of the leaves; all the oranges, yellows and rustic colors. The rustle of the breeze through the leaves, and being bundled up in sweaters and sweatshirts and feeling a cool air on your cheeks. Apple orchards and cider, pumpkins and dried corn stalks, cinnamon and all the smells of Fall; these are just a few of my reasons for loving this time of year.

Fall also represents the dying off of life-giving gardens and beautiful flowers, making way for new life to begin anew in springtime. And this goes hand-in-hand with our September workshop called “Death & Cake”, where, being lead by Beth Straubhaar, we’ll discuss the human transition from life to death, societal stigmas, our experiences and emotions and we’ll eat cake! Who doesn’t love cake?!

Fall is a beautiful as well as evolving time of year; the old dying out and preparing the world for the new, bringing along the amazing colors of the earth’s transition.

So enjoy this glorious season. It doesn’t last as long as I would like so I’m going to take full advantage of it! Now, let’s break out the cider and the pumpkin pie! And don’t forget to join us for cake on September 19th!