Fall is a beautiful time of year, and our favorite season here at The Partner Marketing Group (TPMG). From baked goodies to pumpkin patches, read on to see how the TPMG team members take advantage of the cooler weather.
This time of year I can’t help but think of the kitchen, many of the events include socializing with family and friends over great meals. The cooking shifts from the grill outdoors to the kitchen inside. As the temperature drops the warmth of the kitchen is welcomed. The smells of stews simmering and the late harvest vegetables roasting in the oven make me want a hearty soul warming ale. The smell of apple pies cooling on the counter and the chatter of all the hungry mouths anxiously waiting to experience the creations coming from the kitchen. Have a Tasty Fall!
In Michigan we get to watch the tree leaves, plants, bushes and flowers turn amazing shades of yellow, orange, red and purple. When we start to see this change a drive anywhere is gorgeous. One of the best places to go to though is a cider mill. This is a family tradition for most in Michigan and where we go to have that first taste, and smell, of fall with locally made apple cider and cinnamon sugar donuts. And if the crops are good, you will get to take a tractor ride out to pick a bushel of apples. Fall is my favorite time of year!
I’m fortunate to live in a place where the fall colors are often florescent this time of year. Although it is somewhat startling in terms of how quickly the forest takes on its fall foliage, it’s a time when the air is cool and crisp and the leaves have that familiar crunch under your shoes. I have yet to capture the reds of the chokecherry bushes and the shimmering yellow aspens but I have time this week (before the snow and wind arrive on Friday and ruin the image).
Ever since my first niece was a baby (9 years ago), my family and I have gone to a pumpkin patch in our area during the fall. It may not seem like a big deal, but it’s so cute how people create an activity packed day with the littlest things. Activities include, but are not limited to…a horse carriage ride to pick out your pumpkin, placing your bets on pig races, and a cheap yet surprisingly scary haunted house. Best of all, we try to take family pictures and it’s just fun to see year after year how our family grows…one child after another…and now my sweet Evelynn will get to partake.
Pots bubbling on the stove, hearty soups, excuses to sit by the fire and read
No guilt about not enjoying the sun, finally drawing the curtains
A trip to the yarn store to pick out a project
The smell of coffee
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Persimmons, odd vegetables, roasting tomatoes
Pumpkins in many hues of orange, strange shapes and sizes
The pumpkin patch, corn mazes, fresh kettle corn and pony rides
A soggy trail run through the Aspens, Larches, Pines
Migrating Snow Geese, morning fog, cozy lights
Wild winds and storms, crashing seas, the anticipation of snow