Thursday, October 1, 2015


Welcome, October!

An entire summer passed by without me writing one blog post. Oops.
I'll have to write some "catching up posts" throughout the fall. 
That's right--It's FALL! AUTUMN! My second favorite season of the year.

Emily's Seasonal Rankings:
1. Summer 
2. Fall
3. Spring
4. Winter

October may be Oklahoma's most glorious month.
The mornings and evenings are crisp and cool, but not cold
There's a gentle warmth in the afternoon, but it's not blazing hot.
Jackets are out, but no coats yet.
Scarves are becoming an acceptable part of the wardrobe again.
The sunlight is golden and mellow.
There is a very low risk of tornadoes.
People are outside all the time. 
Like pretty much every gathering needs to be outside in October because the weather is so awesome.
OU football is in full swing. (And OSU too, but whatevs).
The kids are totally in the school groove.
Chimineas. Fire pits.
No snow. Just not gonna happen.
Soups and stews are back on the menu.
Fall Break.
And last, but not least, our annual vacation to Lake Tenkiller! YES, PLEASE!

The one thing Oklahoma does not have in October is fall leaves.
It usually doesn't get cold enough here for them to start changing, so it's still pretty green with just subtle hints of color change here and there.
Full blown fall leaves come in November.  
November's a good month too, but I won't rush it.
For now, I'm going to relish October.

I hope you are all having a wonderful October 1st wherever you are!

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