Savoring Autumn

I like to mark the seasonal changes by circulating my primary teacup.  Last week I broke out this pumpkin-shaped-beauty.  Sipping on a cup of steaming pumpkin spice tea is the perfect time to reflect on what this season brings.

Chai tea never tastes as good as it does in the Fall.  In Portland we’re spoiled by a tea house tucked away in a quaint house in Northwest that specializes in chai.  To kick off the season I visited Tea Chai Te with my fabulous girlfriend to partake of their city-famous pumpkin chai.  The tea warmed our souls and conversation and our return walk home was lit by the beautiful harvest moon.

Rain boots make everything better.  If you wear your rain boots (preferably pink ones with cupcakes on them…just sayin’) you have the option of romping through any kind of terrain.  Since it’s actually impossible to ascertain the likelihood of rain on any given day in the Pacific Northwest, these are a necessity and should be worn AT ALL TIMES.  Over and out (except not really because I have a whole list of things ahead of me).

Walking to work is a precious thing that will be absolutely miserable at 6 am in a couple of months.  Fall is the perfect time to get absurdly bundled up (and I’m talking leg warmers, mittens, ear muffs, the works) and have absolutely nowhere to stow said cold weather paraphernalia when the sun decides to poke its face out in the middle of the afternoon.  I dig it.

Literature is always amazing, but reading Victorian mysteries or about Heathcliff sulking around the moors takes on an additional layer of awesome when the dead leaves are rustling around outside and the kettle is whistling on the stove.

Pumpkin carving and crafty nights. That’s pretty much it.  Who doesn’t love getting their elbows buried in pumpkin gore before they knit a cap?  Anyone? Anyone? Nope.  Everybody loves this.

Happy Autumn!

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