This time of year I get homesick. Fall in Oklahoma can be very pretty, but it’s more subtle than where I was raised. There’s lots of gold, burgandy, yellows and greens – often against a very blue sky. There are windy days when leaves dance and skitter across the road in front of the car and I can’t help but smile. And, of course, if you’ve known me more than five minutes, you probably know that I am totally enamored with the hayrolls that pop up across fields during the season. So fall can be quite lovely here. But it’s not Michigan, where oak trees and maples abound with vibrant colored leaves. And it’s certainly not Maine – a state I visited every October for over a decade until my parents had the audacity to move to Florida. The riot of color on the sugar maples were gasp-worthy. Every visit I sounded like a Trix commercial in my awe: “It’s yellow-yellow, orange-orange, red-red!” I miss the fiery reds. And I really miss the orange-orange. It’s just not fall without a little orange-orange going on. So here’s five I found to put some orange back in my fall!
If you can’t go to the leaves, bring the leaves to you . . .
Pumpkin’s not just for pies anymore!
Go retro with this 1970s inspired poncho – stay warm and have full use of your arms!
Orange + polka dots = Best puddle jumpers around! The combo makes me smile!
Not everybody likes orange. What helps you get your fall on?
WELL? ORANGE YOU GOING TO SAY ANYTHING?
GoalFest Winner: Congratulations Tresa Gallaher! Goal: walk 60 miles Finish: 81.2 miles Woo hoooo!