The homework assignment is for me to *show* what I love about this time of year. In many ways, my entire blog is about what I love about this time of year. I pulled some of my recent pictures and decided to put together a post about a hypothetical October day in the life of the ol’ Goth Gardener.
“Basic Bitch” or not (that’s a little nod to a recent Professor Z incident), it’s pumpkin spice all the way sort of. I actually prefer Cinnamon Dolce lattes but I trade up this time of year because there is pumpkin everywhere including in my cereal!And pumpkin is amazing!
As I head to the train, there is festive signage for the coffee shop near the commuter rail.
This time of year I get to see sunrises like this. Next month they’ll be totally different due to the time change.
Walking through town, local retailers have fall decorations and displays.
If I’m lucky enough to have a dinner date with a friend and stay out way past my bedtime (like 7:30pm with a 40ish minute drive home), I get to see some amazing shop windows in Fredericksburg, VA.
When I arrive home (in reality…this was a picture taken today), I get to snap a picture of a beautiful hibiscus bloom BECAUSE what I love about this time of year in VIRGINIA is that we are in the in-between. I have a pumpkin patch and a healthy pumpkin still growing in the back; there are still flowers blooming; I can still wear open-toe shoes comfortably; and, I can wear jackets without sweating my butt off.
‘Tis the season to be jolly!