Blog By Nichole Mischke - While I tend to be someone who has to get out the box of tissues when summer comes to an end, I am trying to be a little more optimistic about the arrival of fall this year. I don't want to be all depressed, but it's hard; I love Summer weather!
I love heat. I mean...I REALLY love heat. I am the girl who in the middle of winter, will turn my oven up to 350 degrees, open it, and stand right in front of it. If a fireplace is burning, you will usually find me sitting right in front of it either reading a book or curled up on the ground taking a nap. I don't like ice water; I prefer hot water with lemon and when I order coffee, even if it's summer, I always order it "extra hot." Yes...my husband thinks I'm crazy.
Anyway, this year, I am trying to remind myself why Fall, although cooler than Summer, should be loved and appreciated too.
Here are some photos to serve as a reminder to myself and others who aren't wanting to say goodbye to summer just yet, to appreciate and enjoy all things fall this year! To those of you who already appreciate the four seasons...props to you but be sure to share your optimism to help the rest of us out of a rut.
What is your favorite thing about fall? Do you have a fall photo you would like to share? Let us know and send your fall pictures to Pix@KHQ.com or upload them to our Facebook wall.
I am also challenging everyone to sit down with your family and make a Fall "bucket list" of 10 Things You Want To Do This Fall.
To give you ideas, I am also starting a "Fun Things To Do In The Fall" List! If you have something to add, let us know on the KHQ Facebook page by saying: "My favorite fun thing to do in the fall is..."
FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE FALL:
Create a new wreath with flowers and ribbons.
Invite friends over for a chili night!
Go to a pumpkin patch
Go apple picking
Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte
Carve a pumpkin
Take beautiful photos of Fall
Go to a football game
Go on a nature walk
Collect beautiful leaves with your kids
Volunteer at your local soup kitchen
Make pumpkin pie
Roast pumpkin seeds
Make caramel apples
Have a halloween party
Make pumpkin pancakes
Jump in a pile of leaves
Make a scarecrow
Have a sleep over in the family room or a campout in the backyard
Read the story of the Mayflower to your children
Pick out a new sweater or scarf
Volunteer to babysit for a single mom
Make a big pot of homemade soup
Take a photo of your yard or home in the same place every day/week and watch the time-lapse season changes
Invite someone who can't be with their family on Thanksgiving to share the holiday with you
Create a beautiful fall centerpiece for your dining room table
Tuesday, December 10 2013 2:43 AM EST2013-12-10 07:43:09 GMT
Spokane Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened just after 6:00pm in downtown Spokane Monday night. More >>
Spokane Police say they are investigating a shooting that happened just after 6:00pm in downtown Spokane Monday night. Officers say when they arrived there was no one in the parking lot near Division and Main, however they did find evidence showing that at least two shots from a shotgun had been fired.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 2:33 AM EST2013-12-10 07:33:17 GMT
KHQ.COM - Monday night the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 to keep parking meters free in downtown Spokane during holidays. More >>
KHQ.COM - Monday night the Spokane City Council voted 6-0 to keep parking meters free in downtown Spokane during holidays. However that ordinance will also change how you park on non-holidays too. Council members hope changes to on-street parking will make things easier and more inviting for folks hoping to head downtown to shop and eat.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 10:50 PM EST2013-12-10 03:50:54 GMT
Winter on Lake Coeur d'Alene means many things. People come from all over to see the lights illuminate the lake near the resort. More >>
Winter on Lake Coeur d'Alene means many things. People come from all over to see the lights illuminate the lake near the resort. But they also come for nature. And in the winter, that means Bald Eagles taking advantage of all of the fish. KHQ Local News Reporter Gabe Cohen tagged along with some eagle enthusiasts Monday morning.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:49 PM EST2013-12-10 02:49:42 GMT
It may be the most wonderful time of the year as the holidays draw near, but there's nothing wonderful about this weather for many families across the Inland Northwest.More >>
It may be the most wonderful time of the year as the holidays draw near, but there's nothing wonderful about this weather for many families across the Inland Northwest who are dealing with frozen or burst pipes. The owner of First Response Plumbing told KHQ's Kelsey Watts on a normal day they have 3-6 scheduled appointments. But Monday? They responded to 14 calls. And on Saturday? They got 80.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 9:10 PM EST2013-12-10 02:10:20 GMT
In a press release issued Monday evening, the Salvation Army says the mystery Gold Coin donor has once again dropped off the annual donation in a bell ringer's kettle.More >>
In a press release issued Monday evening, the Salvation Army says the mystery Gold Coin donor has once again dropped off the annual donation in a bell ringer's kettle. The Salvation Army says the donor wrapped the one ounce South African Krugerrand in a crisp $100 bill and dropped it in a bell ringer's kettle at the Fred Meyer Wandermere. As of Monday night, an ounce of gold is going for about $1,238 an ounce.More >>
UPDATE: A judge sentenced former Shadle Park teacher Ryan Murphy to 90 days of work release and restitution to the victim. Murphy must also relinquish his teaching license. On Monday Murphy struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to 3rd Degree Assault in a Non-Sexual Manner.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:58 PM EST2013-12-09 23:58:22 GMT
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University.More >>
After considering all of the information presented, the appeals board upheld the original ruling by the University Disciplinary Board that puts students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan on indefinite probation for a weapons policy violation.More >>
A sign posted to the front door Monday morning said it loud and clear: "Adams is closed." Frozen pipes led the fire suppression system to fail, causing the sprinklers to go off. Damages to the ceiling tiles, carpets and classroom materials totaled thousands of dollars spread across five classrooms at Adams Elementary in the Central Valley School District.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:44 PM EST2013-12-09 22:44:11 GMT
KHQ.COM - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.More >>
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials have filed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.More >>