Ten things I love about fall

The temperature had dropped overnight, leaving a frozen coating on the grass and our car window. I turned up the heat to try to warm things up and my wife and I were soon on our way.

When people talk about Autumn, I think fondly about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the lead up to Christmas and moments like this one: a simple weekend day out with my wife.

With the colder temperature, we bundled up, but as soon as the heater picked up and the sun started to come out, we soon took off a layer. We headed out to pick up groceries and marvel at the trees in the parking lot. Later, we traveled to a local park to find a few colorful leaves and pinecones for my wife to take into her class.

I’ve written the past three weekends on the beauty of fall. (This is my last fall blog. I’ll be moving onto other topics.) The time is short lived though. On average, fall lasts for 89.8 days in the Northern Hemisphere and 92.8 days in the Southern Hemisphere. Unfortunately, Winter will soon be upon us.

I love the traditions of the season, but I love even more the calming effect it has on me. I’m much more at ease with my own demons. Here’s a few other things I love about fall:

  • Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pumpkin roll
  • Pumpkin lattes and pumpkin beer
  • Cooler temperatures
  • A fresh start before the new year kicks off in January
  • Walks in the woods
  • College and professional football
  • Hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows
  • Kids and corn mazes
  • Caramel and candy apples
  • Sitting at the thanksgiving table and being grateful for the year’s blessings

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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  1. I agree with the “calming effect” of autumn…hadn’t put my finger on why I enjoy the season – for the same reason. It’s as you said, a kind of settling down. Thanks, Brian, for that — and the beautiful photos, 😉

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  2. Autumn is my favourite season, Brian. I visited New England, during the fall, a number of years ago. I still remember, with fondness, the stunning scenery as I drove around. We have it on a smaller scale here in the UK. Thanks for relighting some great memories.

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    1. Thanks Davy. TRaveling to the UK is definitely on my bucket list. There’s some great things to see in Massachusetts, Maine and the rest of the New England states. And you’re right it’s beautiful in the fall …. But so much to see and do in the UK. I guess that’s the beauty of travel – always seeing something new. Thank you for commenting!

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  3. This is a lovely account of autumn where you are, Brian. I love the photos and it’s nice to see one of you and your wife (if I may presume?) Autumn has always been my favourite season, too. I love the crisp golden leaves underfoot (or wheel, in my case.) My garden, which has a steep bank of old trees at the back, is covered in brown leaves all over the grass. They make for ideal shelter for insects and other small creatures in the winter. I love your choice of autumnal things that you like so much. Over here, pumpkins are only left out for Halloween to signify that the house owner welcomes children calling to their houses for sweets. We rarely use pumpkins as food, which is an awful waste. Looking at your list, there are sorts of yummy delights we could enjoy if only people would take the time to make them into a meal or dessert. An enjoyable post, Brian. Thanks.

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