Seasonal traditions give us a feeling of continuity, permanence and belonging. Good, bad or indifferent, they can occur intentionally but more often are unintentional. The traditions of my home have come about over years; some we have dropped by the wayside, others have withstood the test of time.
To further surround myself with the aroma of Fall, I also like to pretend I'm baking and make my own simmer pot. One tsp. cinnamon, 4 cloves, a sliced apple, a simmering pot of water and Voila! Smells like you've been baking.
However you celebrate this season change, I encourage you to create a new tradition this year. Include everyone in your house and see what ideas you can come up with. Be creative, think outside the box, make it as easy or time-consuming as you wish, but enjoy the process. Happy, HAPPY FALL my friends!