Before leaving for Fort Lauderdale, Florida a few days ago we were beginning to feel the coziness of fall with breezes tossing autumn leaves to the ground. Puffy white clouds scooting across the sky with dark thunder bumpers following behind.
What I'm seeing today from my 19th floor hotel balcony just a few steps from the beach is more of a summer paradise. A couple of white sail boats navigating through choppy waters. Royal blue umbrellas dot the white sands and flutter in the hefty breezes . Palm trees sway and tangled hair whips around the faces of sunbathers . Seagulls squealing as they dip and soar high above the blue-green swells and the constant crash of waves on the sand are soothing sounds to my ears. A friendly fat gray pigeon and his friend are poking around the balcony, for crumbs I suspect, from my granola bar.
Let me show you some of my favorite places to enjoy the fall.
Boston, Massachusetts and Exeter, New Hampshire
The New England woods have such a variety of red and orange leaves. Just beautiful. The timing is always very tricky if you're trying to catch them. The colors change anytime between September and October.
Halloween is just around the corner. It's the beginning of our party season which our family always looks forward to. Before leaving on this trip I decorated the house with witches hats, my Victorian themed dining table with silver dishes, sparkling wands and potions. Invitations have been sent by Evite. They make it so easy. Costumes are an absolute must. I haven't figured out the details of dinner yet but we usually have a tasty pot of Chili as our main course. Then it's games and a fishing pond and spook alley.
What are some of your favorite fall traditions? I would love to hear about them. Until next time enjoy your fall days wherever you are.