Today is the first day of October. Although autumn actually began more than a week ago, the opening of October somehow makes the season feel official.
Here in the American Midwest, a blustery and damp day welcomed the new month. Leaves began swirling all around, amid fleeting rainstorms.
It's time to pack those summer blouses, tee shirts and tank tops. This weekend, many folks will pull cardigans, fleece jackets, sweaters and corduroys out of storage. Thermal under-layers and flannel-lined jeans suddenly seem much more appealing. It's time for autumn apparel.
Still, we welcome autumn. Putting on a pot of tea or hot cider is one way to greet this chilly, but colorful season.
Here's another way to bid a new season welcome. Doesn't everyone have a favorite autumn song? What's your favorite seasonal fall song?
Here's "Autumn Leaves," sung by Nat King Cole. Grab a piece of pumpkin bread (CTRL-click here for a delicious recipe.) and a steaming cup of your favorite hot beverage ... and enjoy.
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Autumn Corn Bread
No authentic Thanksgiving feast is complete without Autumn Corn Bread. Try this simple recipe to make your own delicious traditional corn bread from scratch for your favorite fall or anytime event.
Healthy Autumn Colors Soup
Fall brings a harvest of fresh vegetables and cooler outdoor temperatures. Hearty soups make popular suppers during this season of change. Healthy Autumn Colors Soup is filled with flavorful, attractive fall produce for a sturdy repast.
Hearty Pumpkin Waffles: A Tasty Treat for Autumn or Anytime
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Turkey Chili - A Delicious Supper on a Chilly Day
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