The Colors of Fall

In most states, the changing of the leaves is prevalent everywhere you drive.  Here in Phoenix, we have to drive to different locations for find the multi-colored and vibrant colors of the fall leaves.  We may not have lots of leaf changes, but the desert is very colorful in the fall.

Flagstaff right at the beginning of the leaves changing.

Multi-colored sunflowers at Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek

Gorgeous white leaves in Globe.

Yellow flowers on cacti, Besh-Ba-Gowah in Globe.

Looks like a big cotton bush on South Mountain.

Beautiful orange leaves in Miami.

Striking red leaves in Miami.

Lavender flowers at sunset, Chandler.

Colorful fall colors on a tree in a Superior cemetery.

Places That Will Scare You...

...around Arizona for this 2014 Halloween season.  Here are some:


Fear Farm
Phoenix's largest Halloween event!
5 terrifying haunted houses and the largest scary corn maze!
http://www.fearfarm.com/

13th Floor Haunted House
This place focuses on your darkest nightmares and brings them to life!
http://www.13thflooraz.com/

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare
I seen it and you can read all about it on my Above the Norm post:

http://www.greatamericannightmare.com/

Chambers of Fear Haunted House
Monsters, creatures and all other horrifying things are waiting in these haunted chambers!
http://chambersoffear.com/

Nightfall at Old Tucson
The entire town is haunted with creepy characters and monsters.  There is no escape!
http://nightfallaz.com/

Bisbee
Check out Bisbee and their weekly ghost hunts!
http://www.discoverbisbee.com/BisbeeEvents2011.htm

Fall Arizona Events


Many of the farms around town are having the annual fall events.  Here are some:
1.  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party - http://www.schnepffarms.com/
2.  Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze - http://www.tolmachoff-farms.com/
3.  Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival - http://www.vertucciofarms.com/

The Arizona State Fair is a huge annual fall event.  You have many choices of fried and other foods; an array of fun rides and games; large buildings with displays from many artists; and concerts from some of your favorite artists.  This is truly an all day event for you and your family.  For all your fair information, check their website:  https://azstatefair.com/

Oktoberfest - there are many celebrations all over Arizona for this fun event.  Click the link to find one near you:  Oktoberfest 2014

Since the weather is getting nice and much cooler in the fall, you will find art walks and festivals all over the state.  Here are some:
Tempe Festival of the Artshttp://www.tempefestivalofthearts.com/
Scottsdale fashion week and art walkhttp://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/scottsdales-artwalk/
Gilbert Art Walkhttp://www.gilbertartwalk.com/
Artlink Phoenixhttp://artlinkphoenix.com/
Chandler Art Walkhttp://chandlerartwalk.com/
Jerome Art Walkhttp://www.jeromeartwalk.com/
Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walkhttp://www.artthe4th.com/

Phoenix Zombie Walkhttp://www.downtownphoenix.com/zombie

For a more in depth list of Arizona events, check out this link:
http://www.visitarizona.com/events-calendar/fairs-festivals

Fall Decorating


You don't have to spend lots of money to decorate your house for the fall.  I like to do crafts, so looking for decorations at craft and hobby stores is where you will find me.  You can also find interesting all decorations at thrift stores.  Maybe someone got tired of their old decorations and now they find new life at your house.  Around here, I have my favorites:

1.  Michaels
2.  Hobby Lobby
3.  Ross
4.  TJ Maxx
5.  Goodwill
6.  The 99 cent stores
7.  Target
8.  Walmart

These are only a few places I have found great fall decorating ideas.  I also like to go to antique stores and flea markets for that one-of-a-kind or unusual item that will make my decorating complete.  If you have any great ideas for fall decorating, I would love to hear about them.





October is Everything Fall Month


This is my favorite time of year.  For this month, I will bring you all kinds of fall happenings or decorations from events, to art, to unusual things.  I have events planned for this month, my birthday, and tons of pictures I have taken during the fall.  Phoenix does not have the change in colors like you see everywhere else.  But, I managed to hit other towns north and east of the valley that do provide you with a gorgeous array of colorful scenery.  Also, I will link you to places and other sites that have great fall items or showcase their amazing decorations.  Schnepf Farms is my first fall event and I will share what I find there.

October ends with Halloween and all its spooky glory.  You will also be treated to more creepy and fun events and decorations.  Have a great October.  I plan to...