it is only July 1st and I already want it to be October. I really really love the fall. I love the colors, the weather, smells, food, clothes all of it. I want it now! Today I just couldn't take it anymore. I have cooked up a batch of tomato basil soup. I have always been a strong believer in you can't have soup when it is hot outside, gross! The temperature right now is 93 degrees outside, which really isn't that bad. Especially since it has been in the triple digits lately. But I'm hoping by making soup I can make myself think it is October. Here is a picture of my simmering soup and the recipe if you would also like to try to trick yourself.