Tis The Season?

My search for patio furniture led me to artificial Christmas trees.

Today is the first day of fall, a beautiful season in Eastern Carolina. I've certainly had more than enough of the scorching heat of the summer, and the cooler weather is a great change of pace.  This is the time of year when I want to be outdoors.

That's why it seemed so funny to me that my husband and I had trouble finding cushions for patio furniture this past weekend.  At  one of the big box home improvement stores, the section that normally has the outdoor patio furniture had Christmas trees.  That seemed a little early to me.  We went across the street to the other big box home improvement store, and they, too, had moved their inventory of patio furniture out of the showroom.  The sales associate said patio furniture was "out of season." 

I had to laugh to myself as we walked away, cushion-less.  This is the season I most want to spend time relaxing outside.  I love Christmas, but I'm nowhere near interested in decking the halls for the year yet.  I usually wait until Thanksgiving passes to do that. 

We did eventually find the cushions we were looking for, so I'm looking forward to afternoons in the slightly cooler fall air, without the harsh heat of the summer.  Tis the season!


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