What is your favorite thing about the month of October?? It is officially autumn, whether we like it or not! Some of us are thinking "cold winter days are just around the corner ~ ugh!". But most of us are enjoying cooler temperatures, football, Halloween and perhaps anticipating the holiday season with delicious recipes, extra time with family members, and decorating to the hilt!
Fall is a great time to move in Alabama. Besides the temperatures being cooler, a new season is an excellent opportunity for a fresh start! Out with the old and in with the new! Whether you are just moving, or are settling in for a new season in your already established palace, be reminded of past traditions, or start new ones this year!
|Fall Plants by Lowe's|
You may have a fire pit and are anxious for friends to visit and mingle around a bright fire! Throw something yummy on the grill. Make your outdoor living area soft and inviting, adding throw pillows and light blankets for cooler evenings.
It's Football Season!! Who knew? With all of the crimson and white, blue and orange, orange and white, red and black...what are your favorite colors and who is your choice mascot? Aubie the Tiger, Alabama Roll Tide Elephant, how about those Florida Gators or Georgia Bulldogs? Perhaps you fancy NFL! There are plenty of teams close to us in the south to choose to support, such as Atlanta and South Carolina, Dolphins and Saints. Whichever your preference, pull out your shakers, prepare some tailgate recipes and enjoy the game!
Who doesn't enjoy Halloween? If you have children, deciding on a costume to wear to Trunk or Treat at your local church or Trick or Treating in your neighborhood will make memories that last a lifetime. Pumpkins, orange lights, candied apples and candy galore are just a few of the decorations and treats for this festive occasion. Halloween begins months of entertaining and catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Here are a few comments from local friends when asked "what is your favorite thing about October?":
- When the fall air gets cooler and clearer. After the haze during the summer, the fall air is so much clearer and all the colors are so crisp. ~ Brett
- Cooler weather! ~ Leroy
- The opportunity to drive with the top open on my vehicle, the crisp fall air in the morning or the moonlight shining through at night. It's also a wonderful time for sports, whether your team is wining or ...not this time! ~ Lynn
- Halloween! I love it! The ghost stories, the candy, the parties, the decorations and old scary movies. ~ Dave
- The weather is really nice, the trees change color, new shows are on television, football games are on all day every weekend, and you get to see little kids dress up in their favorite costumes in exchange for a bag full of candy! What could be better? ~ Dennis
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.