This is Fall!
We're well past leaf peeping season but it sure was pretty! I love the fall season with its vibrant colors, the crisp fresh air, the seasonal change of the landscape, it's all quite stunning. I've been lucky this fall as I've been able to indulge my wanderlust spirit with a trip to the Rocky Mountains, and much closer to home, the Catskills. Both are some of my favorite places for sheer nature therapy.
The thing about spending time outside is that it's good for the soul. Before I start sounding too hippy-dippy take a read of these articles about the benefits of spending spurts of 5 mins up to 120 minutes per week in the great outdoors, even in urban areas. I find there's something so special about spending time outside as it makes me feel more connected to nature and the change of seasons.
So, perhaps I can thank mother nature here for the inspiration to write up a blog post. I've definitely fallen off the map in this space as it's been months since my last full post. What can I say, life's busy and my free time has shifted in a way that I find spending time here more difficult. I often still think of fun things I'd like to blog about, but again the time issue seems to creep up leaving my thoughts just as a line item in my notebook.
Back in October I was on a hike in Phoenicia, NY, my long time favorite weekend getaway in the Catskills when I picked up one beautiful fallen leaf after the next. I ended up collecting a gorgeous representation of fall in the northeast with its bright and neutral colors along with varied textures. Thinking of my work in the interior design world, it's no surprise that so many designers are inspired by the colors and textures of nature when creating environments. Nature sure is beautiful! I love this article about Roman and Williams (NYC based design firm) and their love of nature being recognized in a collaboration with Farrow & Ball. The British paint brand recently launched 16 new paint colors inspired by the Natural History Museum in London. The collection is called Colour by Nature which celebrates the natural beauty of three categories; animal, vegetable, and mineral. A true celebration of the beauty of nature in all forms.
And because it's fall, here's a Pumpkin Pie recipe that I wrote many years ago. Hope you enjoy!