It has been a while since my last posting. Since then my vegetable garden has run its course, the leaves have changed to their vibrant fall colors, and a crisp chill whistles through the air. Yesterday it even snowed for a few moments in downtown Appleton. I’m probably the only person in this city who welcomed those few flakes. I have found that fall tends to be an introverted time for me, and I’m not clear on why. Consistently, every fall I find myself slowing down and withdrawing into my own thoughts and emotions. It is a nice change of pace, and it doesn’t last long because before I know it I’m wrapped up in the chaos of holiday plans and shopping.
Last fall was a transition period for Chet and I. We had recently moved to Appleton, I had started a new job and was learning the ropes. We didn’t have much of a social network established yet. Something that helped me get through that fall was of course to go out on photo adventures, especially since I had a brand new city to explore. This fall we are much more established. We even were able to throw a Champion Halloween party, which we hadn’t done the prior year and admittedly I was pretty heartbroken about it. Chet dressed up as Old Gregg, a strange character from a BBC skit show (Google it if you don’t know–but fair warning it is creepy and weird) I dressed up as Carmen San Diego from the 90’s television show. We have yet to carve our pumpkins, though I think tonight will be a wonderful night to do it! We have a tradition of watching the Nightmare Before Christmas while carving pumpkins. I’ll make a secondary post with all of our Halloween celebrations!
For now, I wanted to share some of the fall scenery here in Appleton. Hope you enjoy!