Happy First Day of Fall 2016!
September 22 is officially, astronomically (thanks to Earth’s position in its orbit and this equinox thingy), the beginning of our favorite season.
Finally. Summer is dead. (Good riddance!) All the home-decorating retailers like Target and Michaels have shelves full of Halloween merchandise. Previously vacant storefronts now house Spirit pop-ups. You can currently find skull-shaped confections at Walgreens. Life is good.
Now I know that in many places in the U.S. (including here in New York), it still feels like July outside. But no matter. Let this post be your first crisp fall breeze. That first crunch of dead leaves under your shoes. Your first whiff of chimney smoke and burnt pumpkin flesh.
Here are some links that will help you “get your fall on” without all the calories of an iced PSL. 😉
- For the ultimate collection of autumnal images, feast your eyes upon Autumn Cozy. This Tumblr is like the softest, fluffiest fall sweater. Wrap yourself up in its visual warmth.
- At the Reddit Halloween forum, you can find discussions on topics ranging from Breaking Bad jack-o-lantern carvings to crocheted Oogie Boogies. It’s updated every day, and you don’t have to be a member to lurk.
- Trick or … treak? This list of Halloween misspellings (like the one below) will make you evil-chuckle with superiority.
- Finally, here’s a charming little time-lapse video depicting costume styles throughout the decades.
Have I set the mood? Good. Welcome to the very best time of the year.