Every season has its own particular mood, so to speak, and unique characteristics that come with that time of year. Generally with fall, we think of the changing of the leaves, the harvest, shorter days, warm colors and even warmer sweaters. Then, depending where in the world you are there might be more distinct things you associate with fall: be it holidays, season-specific foods, sights and smells, or how you change the way you dress.
I have this theory that each season has particular places where it is best spent. And I mean more than, It's nice to vacation in Greece in the summer. What I’m saying is, there are places that truly thrive during certain seasons, that have traditions and characteristics that embody that season in a truly beautiful and one of a kind way. For me, fall is best enjoyed in the state of Texas.
I realize that this late into the month of November that we are at the end of the autumn season, however only in the past couple weeks has it truly felt like fall in Texas. Here in Dallas, we’re still having sunny days that get up to 70 degrees. While some people might argue that’s simply too warm for fall, and protest, When will I ever be able to wear my favorite knit sweater, ugh!, I might point out that the gradual transition into colder weather allows us to really enjoy every minute of the changing seasons. In some places, the leaves turn from green to yellow to red to brown and dead on the ground in the blink of an eye; meanwhile here, everyday I walk outside, the trees display a different, delightful and more richer shade than the day before. This is just one of the many things I love about this time of year here, and so this week, before we get ready to replace our pumpkins with snowmen and Santas, I’d like to share with you all the things that have me convinced that Texas is one of the best places to spend the fall.Read More