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An Autumn Affair

I’ve been having an affair with the fall season and month of October for almost 20 years. It’s pretty serious too, I think.

I absolutely love this time of year. It makes me appreciate what we have out there. It may not last long, but for a few weeks, we get to see a spectacular splash of color, which takes my breath away.

Unfortunately, I’m pretty spoiled because the first time I saw the fall color was when I was a young’in in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when we lived up there. Yeah we lived in Houghton (WAY up there!) and going to Copper Harbor during the fall is something I’ll never forget. Fast forward 18 years, REB and I took a vacation to Vermont during peak color week out there. The amount of color someone can see there is amazing. I can’t even describe it.

However, I take advantage of the foliage any where I can. Call me a leafer, I guess. It’s a beautiful season and it’s not just the foliage that makes me love fall time. It’s everything else that comes with it: Honeycrisp apples; baking with fall flavors like nutmeg, cranberries, cinnamon; picking pumpkins and carving them; drinking cherry wines (or any wine) and football!

Fall is fantastic. End of story.

Happy Holi!

Holi is an Indian festival of colors! It usually occurs at the end of February, and beginning of March. It’s a festival to symbolize the end of winter, and beginning to spring, summer and warm, colorful months!

The way Indians celebrate this festival is to literally throw colors at each other. You can either mix the color powder with water, then fill up water balloons to throw at each other, or just throw powder. It’s so much fun!

Unfortunately, since I don’t know many Indians in the Ann Arbor area, nor am I part of the Indian community here, I couldn’t participate in it. Pout.

To make up for it, my coworker JoP told me take pictures of things full of color.

What a completely brilliant idea!

I had thought in my mind that I’d go to places like Jo-Ann Fabrics and Cost Plus World Market because I knew they were bound to have colorful things! However, when I asked if I could take photos in their store, their corporate policy wouldn’t allow it. Boo.

I had to be creative, so I took pictures of things I had around the house – always a good time.

So without further ado, I give you some pictures full of vibrant colors!

Just a couple of wash cloths I had at home! OK, really, I bought these since we needed more, but the fact they were colorful made for a good picture.

Just some plastic straws. Neon, whoa!

What better way to illustrate color than with little rolls of wax! Crayola crayons not only make me feel like I’m 8 again, but the 64 box was full of vibrant colors!

Had some beads laying around. I probably could have been more artistic with how I laid them out (–_–;

Colorful, delicious, little balls of gum that lose their flavor after 2 minutes. Oh well. They were fun to photograph. I bet this photo would have turned out so much better if I had natural light. Next time!

And with that, I wish you all a very Happy Holi and here’s to a colorful, warm-weather spring!