For the last two nights, Ashley and I have been decorating and carving pumpkins. We got 10 pumpkins for 10 dollars. We saved 3 of those for painting a Frankenstein's monster, witch legs and a black rose with thorns.
The rest were different carvings of a little man face and puzzle pieces on the back side, cat and a pumpkin face on the back, "Boo" and "Yas", house with a moon and cat, cauldron, and vampire face.
We have been trying to enjoy the Fall. The colors this year seem brighter, more vibrant, than in the last several years. The quantity of leaves I see in piles skirting trees are more plentiful this year than previous years it seems. Of course, this is my own opinion.
To further enjoy, and celebrate the Fall you could say, I have been sipping vegan hot chocolate and baked vegan peanut butter cookies, eating lots of seasonal crops like radishes, tomato, kale, and herbs from the garden, and lots of squash and potatoes.
|Vegan stuffed peppers with rice|
|Vegan stuffed squash with vegan cheez|
|Kale harvested to fry over rice|
On Sundays, I've been visiting family to check in on them and my gardens, and on these nights, I've been having little fires to roast vegan hot dogs, watching scary movies, and sitting outside.
What are you doing to enjoy Fall this year? What is keeping you motivated to stay hopeful, positive, and active in your life or community?