The weather is turning, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte came out yesterday, decorations on my shelves, and I’m in the mood to bake. We’re coming upon my favorite season.
Technically the first day of Autumn doesn’t start until Tuesday, September 22, but I like to start celebrating the day the pumpkin spice latte comes out. I tried the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew yesterday and it was so good!
I feel so blessed to have been able to experience 3 seasons of autumn this past year between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
As we embark again on the beautiful season, here’s some incredible things to anticipate in the next few months.
Change in Landscape
I love the autumn landscape.
Desert grasses and tree foliage of sage brush, mesquites, palo verdes, or broad leaf deciduous maple, oaks, and aspen. Deeper greens, yellows, reds, and oranges.
I embraced the contrast of this shot where warm meets cool.
Creatures Calling a New Home
Pollinators such as bees start to huddle in their hives, while butterflies migrate south.
Fall baking is the best. Cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg. Incorporating seasonal fruits as they ripen, varieties like peaches followed apples, cranberry, and orange.
Scents of Autumn
Though the following scent of has notes of a bright and tangy summer, the sweet and sour of the classic drink, I’m still using it for the tail of summer as we transition into colder temperatures and for those days when gloomy weather becomes too much.
Opening my candle drawer and seeing all the goodies to choose from brings me so much joy.
The glow through the glass, the scent of sugar cookies, juniper, berries, apples, and sandalwood.
Perfumes go from light, crisp, floral scents to deep notes of amber that still have a mild citrusy characteristic.
One of my favorites below (from a lifetime collection of samples) has key notes of Italian bergamot, orange flower, lavender.
Other Edible Treats
Layering plain yogurt, honey, seasonal fruits, topped with crunchy oats and shredded coconut makes for a delicious breakfast or a quick snack. I used grapefruit and huckleberries most recently.
It’s pineapple season on the islands and if you don’t have access to a fresh one, right now Maui Gold Pineapple is shipping throughout the U.S. (except Alaska).
2-day delivery straight from the gorgeous pineapple plantation.
Sounds of Autumn
Imagine relaxing, ASMR, sounds of rain as you sip coffee in a coffee shop, nature sounds, and rustling leaves.
Check out the YouTube Channel Autumn Cozy for a serene, happy, and rich experience while watching an animated fall scene.
Upcoming Book Releases
There are so many exciting publications coming out.
I like to read mysteries, thrillers, and a bit of horror during this time of year.
One I’m really looking forward to is called The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen. Such a beautiful cover!
I can’t wait to see Bill & Ted Face the Music. It’s available on demand and showing in theatres this Friday, August 28.
What are you looking forward to this season?
I hope you enjoyed my photos along with the visual of amazing things that appeal to all the senses.
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