In the Air

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All the trees in my neighborhood are beginning to turn brilliant reds and oranges.  A Florida girl at heart, I am utterly fascinated.



A leaf bowl seems appropriate!


In the oatmeal mix:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 a banana
  • Toppings: almonds


I love, love, LOVE the addition of chia seeds to oatmeal.  It ups the texture in such a delicious way.


The Husband and I are pulling on gloves and heading out the door!  WeÒ€ℒre going to go for a very long walk and enjoy the changing trees.


Is it Fall where you are?  (Obviously, I am not at the Foodbuzz Fest. Wahh. But I have fun things planned for today!)



  • Kris November 6, 2010, 10:29 am

    It’s a very fall like day in FL! Lows overnight in the 40s; 60s during the day. There are trees around the lake where I ride my bike that change — not necessarily for the season (probably due to drought!), but I pretend πŸ™‚

  • Lauren November 6, 2010, 10:29 am

    I grew up in Boston, but I went to school in New Hampshire SO I highly recommend a trip to New England this time of year! πŸ™‚

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 6, 2010, 10:31 am

    Yes it is fall here in MN! I am driving up north for a baby shower today and I know the trees are going to look so stunning on the way there!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 6, 2010, 10:34 am

    It is FINALLY fall where I am. I grew up in Ohio, where fall arrived early. This year, I’m spending my first autumn in Arkansas, where the leaves didn’t really start changing until last week. At last, the weather is cool, and the leaves are starting to become festive!

  • rebecca lustig November 6, 2010, 10:36 am

    I’m usually in Pittsburgh– which I think has a gorgeous fall, but now I’m back at home in Yardley, PA (it’s outside of philly). i love that i get to experience the changing of the seasons. the power of mother nature is beautiful and empowering.

    there’s nothing i love mroe than a mindful walk. enjoy it

  • Wei-Wei November 6, 2010, 10:36 am

    I think fall seemed to skip Shanghai… it went from summer to winter in a week. It was so cold a few days ago but now it’s warm again; Shanghai weather is WAY too bipolar!

  • ashleigh November 6, 2010, 10:37 am

    It’s fall here in Boston… in fact I can feel the winter chill on it’s way! The trees are losing their leaves fast! Have a great walk!

  • Kareen November 6, 2010, 10:37 am

    Oh we are well into Fall here in Montreal, Quebec. Our trees have lost most of their leaves and I had to defrost my car this morning before going to the grocery store. Actually it SNOWED last Saturday night!!
    Enjoy your long walk!

    • Lisa November 6, 2010, 2:35 pm

      In the Berkshires in MA it feels the same way – there’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are nearly gone.

      I was in Montreal last weekend and we woke to the snow! We’ve had a tiny bit on the ground a few times in the last two weeks.

  • Alicia at Poise in Parma November 6, 2010, 10:37 am

    We just had our first snow fall last night here in Cleveland, so in some ways, it’s winter already!!!

  • Emily November 6, 2010, 10:38 am

    It is definitely fall in the North East! The boyfriend and I went out on a morning run and it was CHILLY! There are starting to be more leaves on the ground than on the trees πŸ™

  • Camille November 6, 2010, 10:41 am

    Here in Oregon, the leaves have been changing colors since early October. Now they are starting to fall off the trees!
    I was born and raised in Southern California so I am utterly enthralled by this!

  • Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) November 6, 2010, 10:41 am

    It is definitely fall where I am in the midwest! I go about an hour north for college from my home, and its even colder here!
    I definitely want to try chia seeds in my oats. Have a great day!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 6, 2010, 10:42 am

    It’s almost winter in Chicago! It was below freezing yesterday. Brr!

  • alison November 6, 2010, 10:42 am

    Yep, it’s fall in northern Virginia. The leaves are vibrant and the wind is shaking them from the trees. I grew up in California and Florida so living in a place with four seasons is such a treat!

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 6, 2010, 10:46 am

    I’m in Boston with gorgeous foliage!

  • Amanda Davis November 6, 2010, 10:52 am

    I actually think winter might be in the air here. Most of the fall leaves have fallen off thanks to a wind storm and right now I’m refreshing every few minutes to see if it’s warm enough to venture out for a run…it’s 36 and I would like it a little closer to 40

  • christina cadden November 6, 2010, 10:58 am

    Have fun!

  • katie November 6, 2010, 10:59 am

    It is fullblown fall in the northeast. Frost on my windshield multiple mornings this week puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 6, 2010, 11:02 am

    It’s definitely fall here in NYC. Time to bust out the chunky scarvesÒ€”my favorite accessory πŸ™‚

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 6, 2010, 11:06 am

    New England is full out fall mode right now. Love it πŸ™‚

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns November 6, 2010, 11:08 am

    It’s the peak of fall here in Georgia! The leaves are at their prime colors of red, yellow, and orange! Can it please stay like this forever? *Sigh*

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 6, 2010, 11:09 am

    I wanted to walk today too, but there is just no time. My favorite part of the day is my daily walk with my husband. Enjoy the walk and the company!

  • Nikki M. November 6, 2010, 11:23 am

    It’s absolutly Fall in Indiana πŸ™‚ But, today is soooo pretty. I just finshed running 2 miles and it was wonderful. I must tell you that I signed up for my first 5K on Nov. 27th. I am super excited and proud of myself. Reading your blog has really inspired me to keep at it! Thank you and enjoy your walk πŸ™‚

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 6, 2010, 11:24 am

    It is winter in Alaska! (Fall started at the beginning of September and was done in a handful of weeks.) All of the leaves are off the trees and snow is on the ground!

  • Gabby November 6, 2010, 11:27 am

    I’m in Vegas and this past week, it was in the mid 80’s. So not fall here.

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 6, 2010, 11:30 am

    It’s been fall here since late August! The trees are actually almost bare now. Gotta love New England.

  • Charlie November 6, 2010, 11:33 am

    Leafs are from the past here :P.
    There was melting snow last week! Closer to winter than autumn ;).

  • mm November 6, 2010, 11:41 am

    Haha – we had fall in September/October. It’s been snowing every day since Nov. 1st here, so I’d say we’ve officially crossed over into winter. There’s about 5 inches of snow in my backyard right now! πŸ™‚

  • Allie November 6, 2010, 11:51 am

    It feels more like winter Boone, NC. It snowed yesterday! The high today is something like 34. It’s so cold, but pretty. They’re calling for more snow today, but right now it’s bright and sunny. Although this weather won’t last for long, it’ll be in the low-60’s next week.

  • Dee November 6, 2010, 12:04 pm

    I love Fall! It’s my favorite season. The changing leaves of the trees (and subsequently falling) is so fascinating to me! πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 6, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I love chia seeds in my oatmeal too. I can’t eat it without them now!

    It feels like fall is almost over here. Some of the trees are completely bare already! πŸ™

  • Katlyn B November 6, 2010, 12:21 pm

    In Arizona, it is definitely not fall! This past week it’s been in the 90s!

    Ever since moving here from Wisconsin 5 years ago, fall is the one thing I miss the most! Such a beautiful season!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) November 6, 2010, 12:24 pm

    It feels like it went from fall to winter here in DC. Most of the leaves have turned brown already and the high is barely going to scrape 50 today!

  • Monica November 6, 2010, 12:27 pm

    No fall in SoCal. We had record highs this week and I really wish that LA would just at least give me scarf worthy weather. πŸ™

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 6, 2010, 12:33 pm

    I love your leafy bowl πŸ™‚

  • Kristen November 6, 2010, 12:34 pm

    The leaves changed awhile ago, most are on the ground and it is starting to feel closer to winter than fall up here. Still haven’t had the first “real” snow yet though.

    Enjoy the fall!

  • Kristina November 6, 2010, 12:44 pm

    We got our first snowfall in NE Ohio yesterday, so fall is officially over πŸ™ Most of the trees are naked now…

  • Rebecca November 6, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I think MN’s weather is changing its mind. We’ve had some days cold enough for a little snow, and yesterday morning there was frost on our lawn. But we’ve also had some pretty warm days. It’s weird! But it is definitely fall now: a little chilly, some of the leaves have already fallen… I’m just hoping it stays that way for a few weeks!! I don’t really want snow in November. =\

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 6, 2010, 12:47 pm

    We had our first frosty morning, this morning! The weather went from 80 to 37 degrees in 2 days! Hurray! I’m ready for sweater weather!

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) November 6, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I have to laugh … I’m a mountain girl at heart living in Florida weather! Although it is cold here today, but there are no leaves changing. Sadness.

  • B November 6, 2010, 2:06 pm

    It is definitely Fall in the North West! The leaves have been changing color since early October. Now there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees. Morining and evening are very chilly outside.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 6, 2010, 2:23 pm

    I’m not in SF either, but it looks look a lovely fall day out there. Gonna give my car a bath before the rain comes…

  • Amber November 6, 2010, 3:55 pm

    No, we have about two days of fall in the SW!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 6, 2010, 4:19 pm

    Here in upstate NY the trees are pretty bare. It’s already flurried a few times but no real snow accumulation yet. I miss summer already πŸ™

  • Danielle November 6, 2010, 4:43 pm

    I LOVE that bowl! Every time you post your breakfast I think how awesome it is. It also helps that everything you put in it looks delicious!

  • Amy November 6, 2010, 5:35 pm

    It’s kind of fall where I am, but I live on a tropical island (Okinawa, Japan) so it never gets too cold and we have gorgeous flowers blooming all year round. However, today I’m headed to Tokyo for the week for work. Hopefully, it’s not too late to see some fall colors. πŸ™‚

  • Katherine November 6, 2010, 5:57 pm

    it is not fall where I live, since I live in Southern California. It was 90 more than one day this week. Boo. I miss Fall!

  • Laura November 6, 2010, 6:04 pm

    It’s late spring in New Zealand and I can’t wait for the summer weather! It was a long cold winter.

  • Maura November 6, 2010, 8:40 pm

    It was 75 today in LA, so I’m gonna say…definitely not! I wish we had seasons, but alas, I won’t complain too much about the sunshine.

  • Kiran November 6, 2010, 10:33 pm

    It’s getting colder here in Florida! Yay! And my red maple tree is changing into Fall colors πŸ™‚

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 7, 2010, 7:54 am

    It is coming into summer here in Australia πŸ™‚ woohoo! Lovely Fall pics.
    Heidi xo

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