Hello, everyone! I’m #159 on the AUTUMN HARVEST Blog Hop, but you can call me Deena Remiel. Welcome to my place! You’ve caught me in the middle of decorating the place for AUTUMN and the THANKSGIVING season. AUTUMN happens to be my favorite time of year. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, I’d love to share why.
First, there’s nothing that beats the smell of wood burning in fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Except if you add the aroma of freshly fallen leaves that have been dampened by a light Fall rain. I can close my eyes and call forth those scents right now. Know what follows? A huge grin. Because those remembrances bring others with them…
I recall as a child, and then as a parent, all those times I, and then my kids would jump into piles of raked leaves. Over and over again, we’d do it. What a comfy nest all those leaves made! And the crunching sounds… well, we’d try to make it as loud as we could. Days like those, my mother and I didn’t really care how long it took to get the leafy bits out of our hair and clothing.
We’d head inside for a cup of warmed apple cider and donuts. On weekends, where my family lived, we could go to orchards a couple of minutes away for pumpkin and apple picking and hayrides. The kids are older now and remember with such fondness those special times. I know that when they eventually have their own children, these experiences will become ritual as they were for us.
There’s one evening activity that nobody grows out of… bonfires, roasting marshmallows, and making S’mores! My all-time favorites! I love inviting friends over, lighting the logs on the firepit, and hanging out. The kids used to play flashlight tag after stuffing their bellies with S’mores, and the adults sit around, drinking beers or wine, telling stories and laughing up a storm.
SO, can I get you all something to drink? Would you like to make yourself a S’mores? How about sharing all that with my leading men: Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Nathanael, Cassiel, Derek. Let’s sing some songs while we’re at it! One last thing. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention what I do. I write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I would love for you to try out my “wares” as Autumn is the perfect season for all things supernatural! I have 2 series out right now: THE BRETHREN and THE BOOK WAITRESS. Check them out right here on my AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Deena-Remiel/e/B004Z0OLGA
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