As September approaches, and signs of autumn begin to appear here in Lancaster County, I find my work taking on a bit of a cooler feel....
This piece is the latest eBay offering - the last large sign I have in stock which is not set aside for the Ghoultide Gathering. I love the shape of these, and really must paint one for myself one of these days - they're perfect for either wall, door crown or mounted on a post outside, welcoming trick-or-treaters and Halloween party goers. :)
('Cause, you know, ONE of these days I'm sure I'll have time for a Halloween party, hehe!)
So yes.....the faintest hint of autumn is in the air here, and much as I try to enjoy the blessings of each season as I'm IN it, I have to admit a sense of anticipation always hits this time of year.
There are just so many things to love about autumn....
The hills on fire with color
Fresh picked local apples for pies and applesauce
Big comfy sweaters and Timberland boots
Crock pot dinners
Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes (I know, I know, they're taking over the world, and I should go out of my way to support small, independent coffee houses instead, but maaaaaaaan these things are good!)
The smell of woodsmoke coming from nearby farms
Neighborhood children BACK IN SCHOOL (yay!)
Local pumpkin butter
Knitting (which I actually do all year, but I'm more into it as the temps cool down)
And last but not least, the Ghoultide Gathering!
What are some of YOUR favorite things about autumn?