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