Today is officially the first day of fall! My mother and I celebrated by getting pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, and we went to walk the scarecrow trail at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. This is the first year that I have ever done this. Apparently, every year the scarecrows are based on a theme, and this year's theme was Television. I loved walking through the gardens and discovering different scarecrows with themes I recognized.
I went crazy for the Charlie Brown, Sesame Street, and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory figures. But my all time favorite one was the School House Rock Feature (I'm just a Bill...yes, I'm only a Bill). Of course, I had to pose in the conjuntion junction train conductor cut out. I grew up watching School House Rock, and I promise if I had the DVD right now, I would still watch them.
We only saw about half of the gardens, as there were several trails, and even with the help of the map, we kept getting turned around. So I think I will take Adam back and check out the other half!
I have to be honest, I've been a little reluctant about welcoming a new season, although I love the changing of the seasons. And I do really love fall- the changing leaves, the crispness in the air, the earlier evenings. But I just feel like I worked so hard this summer and was in so much pain, that summer just flew by.
But Starbucks has its fall menu out, my pinterest is full of pumpkin recipes, scentsy has out it fall/winter scents, and I'm already thinking about Halloween. So I guess I am ready after all, so welcome Fall. Be good to us.