fall.

It’s finally fall here in the Emerald City, and after setting record temperatures this summer, it’s a welcome change.

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I LOVE fall. Fall means hot apple cider and pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored donuts and pumpkin lattes and finally getting to wear peacoats.

Fall also means the last time we’ll have to do yard work until the spring. I love yard work and I’ll miss it so.

And if you believe that I’ll tell you another one.

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But my favorite part of fall? Our gorgeous dogwood when it sheds its leaves.

My least favorite part of fall?

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You guessed it. And boy oh boy do I have a lot of leaves to rake this time of year. 4 deciduous trees+1 yard in October=1 tired gal.

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Fortunately, it was a gorgeous sunny day and I was able to snap a few photos.

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Purdy.

Two yard waste bins, three blisters and two cups of coffee later, I’m done.

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Also, I saved a few leaves. Look for them in a DIY project later this week.

Happy autumn!