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It’s Finally Here! Fall!

I’ve been waiting and waiting on the temps to drop to fall-like but it seems to have taken forever. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. You would think that fall would come to a mountainous area before mid-October. Not this year. Fall In Upstate NY This is what fall is like where… Continue reading It’s Finally Here! Fall!

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A Great Fall Weekend

Yes, it finally feels like fall in upstate NY. So this weekend, I am going to watch my beloved Mountaineers play football – what else is a November weekend for. I am also going to spend some time menu planning. I try to menu plan all year round. It doesn’t work but the winter sports… Continue reading A Great Fall Weekend

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The Sights and Sounds of Fall

This morning’s walk/run was done without an mp3 player as my son’s iPod shuffle was dead and he hadn’t charged it yesterday and my other son’s RCA Lyra was still in his ears. I headed out with just a timer and myself. This is the first true walk of fall. I actually wore warmup pants… Continue reading The Sights and Sounds of Fall

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The Smells of Fall

While the weather has not yet shown to be true autumn weather – the forecast people say that is coming this week, the smells as I was out this morning are definitely fall. In the thick fog, you can smell the testing of the wood stove. The smell hangs fragrantly in the air, even overpowering… Continue reading The Smells of Fall

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What’s wrong with this picture?

No, not an actual picture but the scene I am about to describe. I went out for my morning constitutional today. Mind you, today is October 7th – the height of fall in upstate NY. I wore shorts and a tank top, not even a tee shirt. The temperature when I left my house was… Continue reading What’s wrong with this picture?