Saturday, September 01, 2007
pumpkin spice, everything nice
i grew up in new york, and labor day weekend was definitely *the end of summer.* school started shortly afterwards, and i remember wearing sweaters and knee socks, eating baked potatoes wrapped in foil at the saturday football games, jumping in the most color-filled piles of leaves you can imagine.
i haven't lived in new york in quite a while, and the transition into fall must be one of the things i miss the most. more often than not, here in coastal nc, we are still pushing 90 humid degrees well into october. not much foliage here to turn into lovely yellows and browns and reds (we have too many evergreens near the coast.)
over the years, i have developed my own way of welcoming *fall* back into my world. i don't wait for the autumnal equinox. no, not me. september first is the day! the day i light the pumpkin spice candle for the first time!!
slowly but surely, i will bring out my fall decor: pumpkins and pine cones will begin to replace the stars and stripes of summer. the path through fall and into the holidays is stretched out before me. it is my favorite time of year, by far.
happy pumpkin spice candle day!!