Six Fall Pick-Me-Ups

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There’s a saying that if you don’t like the weather (in the Ozarks) one day, stick around. The next day will be totally different. For instance, yesterday, our little niche registered eighty-one degrees. Today, we’re expecting a high of forty-five.¬†Forty-five? Ahh, well. That’s life in the Ozarks. As winds shift and the season grows cooler, the Ozark hills and hollows …

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Can’t Get Enough Fall? Five Seasonal Goodies to Inspire You

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Over our way, we’ve had an unusually warm fall, but now there’s a new chill to the air. The seasonal shift is more obvious as days grow a little shorter, and rainy patterns set in. While some of the hills and hollows blush with color, other areas have peaked and faded. The month has slipped by in fits and starts, …

When Fall Ushers in Change

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Life in the Ozarks is indeed a mixed bag. The weather here is known to change on a dime, and it’s not uncommon to have 20 degree temperature shifts within an hour or two when a front moves through. (This week we’ve hit upper 50s. Next week it’s the 30s. Brrr.) While fall is my favorite time of year, it …

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Why New Seasons Can Kick-Start Our Creativity

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Over our way there’s a crisp chill to the air as the new season ushers in change. There’s nothing quite like fall in the Ozarks—in these ancient hills and hollows where my ancestors lived and gave birth to dreams. I find my creativity level soars during this time of year more than any other. Maybe it’s the palette of pretty …

My 20 Favorite Things about Fall

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I love this time of year. I always have. While in some ways the season is bittersweet, in other ways, it’s a quiet reminder of beauty yet to come. In a burst of renewed energy, nature sheds her summer cloak in favor of a brief, but vibrant, mantle of color. Although I’ve lived in the Ozarks all my life, God’s …