Happy fall Sunday, everyone! Today I have much to say about this fall outfit & my reflections from the pumpkin patch!
Leigh Ann & I spent some time last week in a nearby pumpkin patch and it was energizing for many reasons.
MY FALL OUTFIT FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH
My fall outfit today is a simple one and though still in my Autumn palette, it plays more on the greens and blues that I now wear….also a touch of gold metallic design in the tee shirt and yes, I can wear gold!
This is a Chico’s Tee from this past summer and it goes so well with my linen olive jacket (from a few years past) and my Chico’s pull on jeggings.
Pumpkin patch attire is traditionally quite casual and laid back…so I wanted to make sure I was ready to lift pumpkins if need be….but I still wanted to look nice and be dressed with confidence.
With 20% off everything right now at Chico’s, it is easy to look cute and fun in any pumpkin patch! Here are some favorite picks….
Every pumpkin patch has color inspiration all around and throughout it…take time to appreciate how the colors complement each other and look at nature as a way to put your own outfits together. It can really be helpful.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH
Nothing like a quote from a great short story classic author to set the mood for this discussion.
Two things happened this week, I visited the pumpkin patch and my grandchildren also did in their own towns.
As I looked around the pumpkin patch in my town, I noticed that everyone (all types of people represented) was smiling and seemed calm and joyful. (except maybe the goblins in the Halloween maze area!)
Pumpkin patches have become symbols of community, family, traditions and joy…all things we need more of in this country.
I’m a history buff, so I did a little research. Pumpkin patches became popular after the American revolution as a way to support agriculture in the fall.
Since then, HerbZest.com reports: “In North America, pumpkin patches have developed into highly-sophisticated centers of agritourism, where members of the general public share recreational and educational experiences on private farms. Selecting the perfect pumpkin, enjoying music and live entertainment, going on hayrides, and sampling artisanal desserts and beverages are among the best things to do at a pumpkin patch.”
The growth really skyrocketed after the Second World War when Halloween jack-o-laterns and trick or treating became a “thing.”
Most who visit a pumpkin patch know it will be a family friendly place and a place where people go for enjoyment! It is a slice of Americana at its best whether on a large or small scale.
I love that!
We need to embrace these traditions and celebrations…pass them on…and not let them fade away. They are part of the legacy we leave to our families and even to our country.
We also need to learn the lessons from the pumpkin patch and enjoy being outdoors more…smile at everyone…appreciate our shared experiences…find enjoyment in the smallest things…and spread kindness to all.
Pumpkin patches and other traditions are worth standing up for…and I for one…plan to enjoy each special tradition from this time of year through December!
I hope you will join me! That is it today from the pumpkin patch….now, go find one in your community and always…..
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I was gifted product for review in this post but the words are my own.
Photography assistance from Leigh Ann Cecil