Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Favorite Things about Autumn


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”Albert Camus

The leaves will soon be making their transition from green to the dazzling yellows, oranges and reds, and the chill in the air during some of the most recent mornings makes it clear that autumn is finally on its way.

I mean really, what’s not to like about Autumn? Here is but a short list:

Halloween! The number of people who consider Halloween their favorite holiday seems to be growing rapidly. Perhaps it’s because it brings out a childlike enthusiasm in us, or perhaps it’s simply that we love the scary movie marathons and haunted houses. Whatever the case, Halloween rocks!

Falling leaves. I love raking leaves in the fall. Sure it’s a chore, but there’s something fun about it. The sound of the leaves crunching as you walk through your yard is an oddly soothing sound. And as a kid, there was nothing like jumping into that mound of recently-raked leaves! It’s been years since I have partaken in that ritual, but it is one of my fondest memories.

Fresh air. Autumn’s cooler breezes arrive like a breath of fresh air, quite literally. There’s just something indescribable about the cleanliness of the autumn air. It brings with it the scent of rain, damp grass, and harvested fruits.

Football!! It has surpassed baseball as American’s pastime. College football on Saturdays and the NFL on Sundays...Yes please. P.S. Go Bengals.

Pumpkins. Whether you’re carving them for Halloween, or eating them in pie form for Thanksgiving, pumpkins are a stable of fall.

Autumn festivals. I love going to the small-town autumn festivals that take place in late September/early October. Live bands, funnel cakes, corn dogs, balloon lightings. It’s a wonderful time.

FALL BACK (You get an extra hour of sleep - need I say more?)

Thanksgiving. Family, food, and football…what more could you ask for?

Colors. The boundless green of summer transitions into a sizzling display of, scarlets, golds, and yellows! It doesn’t last long, but for those three weeks the forests come alive with a display of colors unlike anything on the planet.

Each season has its own list of things to love, but autumn is by far my favorite.

What is your favorite thing about autumn?

160 comments:

  1. I love autumn for the cooling weather, the beautiful display of color the trees give us before the leaves fall, the falling leaves, the memory of my grandmother producing a gigantic delicious Thanksgiving meal every year almost all by herself, and Thanksgiving and family.
    Oh, and autumn means the start of basketball season and Big Blue Madness in October...

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  2. Cooler weather, football, and an extra hour of sleep - yes, please!

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  3. Perhaps autumn is that part of the year when nature laughs not only through its flowers but also its leaves.

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  4. Oh Keith except for the football thing which I have never understood(sorry:)) I love everyone of these reasons. Fall has to be my favourite for all your reasons then will come winter which I seem to have fell in love with all over again.Snowshoeing has a lotto do with that:) Life is good.B

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  5. All the things you mention and also, that feeling you get, that restlessness...the urge to stock up and pare down and get ready for the colder weather with a good supply of books and games and puzzles and firewood. I think I may have been meant to hibernate lol.

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  6. I love fall clothes. Getting to put on jeans, boots, sweaters, scarfs, etc. And the weather is not too cold, so you can wear light sweaters and scarfs. That, and my hair returns to normal once the humidity from summer is gone :)

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  7. Fall here in this part of FL brings crisp, cool air. There's something about walking on the beach after a big Thanksgiving meal that just makes me happy. I like to see all the people out there, too, celebrating the holiday in maybe a slightly unconventional way by being at the beach. :)

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  8. I love your list, Keith! I agree on everything! Well, I guess I like Fußball better than football. I am still a German. :) But I do love Halloween a lot, especially since I moved to America! And raking leaves is fun for me too!

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  9. I love the Camus quote you shared at the beginning. And, yes, Fall has become my favorite season through the years. The light changes. And the colors of leaves in Sacramento are just stunning. One of my favorite trees is the Ginko tree which has been planted in abundance in midtown: Those beautiful bright green fan-shaped leaves turn a deep, buttery yellow and fall in cascades, piling up below the tree, like golden coins.

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  10. I can tolerate autumn when the days are sunny and bright but all too often it brings drizzley rain and gunmetal skies and I then mourn the passing of summer. But on good days when the leaves are turning and the hedgerows are full of natures bounty what's not to like.

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  11. I LOVE your enthusiasm for this season!!!! Your picture is so stunning!!!! My favorite thing about autumn? Well, it HAS to be all the flaming leaves!! And you will be seeing plenty on my blog, I love driving in the country and snapping them.

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  12. For Autumn it means AZ finally drops below 115 degrees a day! HA!!! So that's what I am most grateful for Fall! :)

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  13. someone LOVES the Fall season! I do like the crispness in the air on a sunny day.

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  14. I definitely like the feeling I get when the leaves are changing and pumpkins don every other doorstep. The weather during fall is perfect to me. The world keeps turning and everything keeps changing.

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  15. My favorite thing about autumn? Everything! I love autumn, always have. My birthday is also in autumn. Bring on the cooler weather, too!

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  16. Definitely the food!! For some reason I get a nesting instinct in the fall and what to make all kinds of food! Apple crisp... my favourite!

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  17. Keith, you have hit upon some of my favorites. First of all, I LOVE football season. Autumn colors make my heart sing. And Thanksgiving is one of the best of holidays -- a time for family to get together, but not as stressful as the Christmas dinner can be. But, hey, we still have a (very) few days of summer. Smiles.

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  18. I love Autumn! For all of reasons you mentioned,

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  19. crisp mornings and woodsmoke....those are my favs...taking walks with a hot cup of coffee...hs football....warm apple cider...i could go on and on...i love autumn....smiles...

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  20. Definitely the weather, bonfires with friends, and spiced chai lattes. :)

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  21. Oh! That "fall back" has to be the BEST! I'm not a fan of DST. Then, Homecoming at my Alma Mater, one of my very favorite places to be!

    Enjoy this wonderful September day!

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  22. Hello!! I just read your comment above mine when I posted on Chatty Crone's blog and her Wednesday Hodgepodge. You too like Fall...and I just read you like Halloween!!! That has always been something I look forward to each and every year. No matter if I'm in my 60s I still like to bring out the Halloween decorations.

    Everything you listed about Autumn, I agree with. Whole Heartedly!!

    Nice to meet you by the way.

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  23. I love the autumn leaves and the wonderful crisp light. I love the autumnal migrant birds (though I'm sad to see the summer migrants leave!).

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  24. and I love that our robin has a special song for autumn

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  25. I love everything on your list, plus the fun the kids get from jumping in the leaves, the baking I get to do, and the earthy fragrances like Cinnamon and Clover that we get to put out. :)

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  26. And I love the picture you used here!

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  27. I love the spectacular foliage colors, cooler temperature, the cloths we wear, slower pace. Am I allowed to say that I don't like that we have less sunlight as Autumns gets along, driving in the dark, going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, don't like....

    JB

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  28. I have never met a person who said they loved raking leaves. Yes to all the rest ... I like walking in the leaves with my cat. cats love leaves.

    Living where there are lots trees and short drives to watch the foliage on the hills ... is good stuff. And, I'm with Julia on the less sunlight... but I do like the extra hour of sleep... don't like daylight savings time period.

    I love the crispness

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  29. LOVE your list. I'm working on an autumn post also and I might have to steal that quote you used from Albert Camus (I'll link back to you).

    I love pretty much everything about fall...except the season that comes after it.

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  30. You are like me - we love and appreciate fall. The colors just make you feel alive don't they? I love and agree with your list. sandie

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  31. Not too hot and not too cold, plus extra hour of sleep, so nice. but then it signals soon to be snow, so that sucks lol

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  32. I love the harvest festival, picking pumpkins, Halloween, candy corn, football, crunching leaves and wearing boots! Happy almost fall Keith!

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  33. It's my favorite season hands down: football, candy corn, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, sweatshirts, tacky Halloween décor and real beer weather.

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  34. all of the above! plus my bday is in nov! its not too cold, its refreshing! and the colors! plus its a prelude to xmas & new years!

    only drawback, too much good food!!

    happy fall!

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  35. in my part of the world we don't have all that many trees...but what I love the most is
    change in the air
    fireplace smoke in the air
    air...that is so crisp and because of the temperature, the most incredible blue that you can imagine

    your post stirs the soul!

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  36. I love the fresh air and the chilly mornings and nights!

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  37. Those are all my favorite things about fall too. Except raking leaves. Last year we had 50 trash bags full of them. 50! And they were mulched down too! I dread the falling leaves, but everything else, YES Please!

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  38. Autumn has a mystical feel to it..... It's like the dying flame which burns brighter then ever before being extinguished by winter! It holds so much emotions and colours that it overwhelms me!
    beautifully written! :)

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  39. Thanksgiving.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  40. The fresh air! and Rain! It washes all the dust away. And leaves. I too love raking leaves. Everything you said is just perfect! :) Have a great day!

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  41. The colors and first dustings of snow upon the high peaks and the tundra. The first hints of woodsmoke in the air and roasted root veggies being in perfect context for supper. The fact that after the leaves fall from the aspens it's quiet of tourists until the Big Horn Sheep Festival, Christmas Market, and ski season, giving me even more blessed solitude out on the trails.

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  42. I named my daughter Autumn, so that should say how I feel about it. :) I could do without the football, but I love everything else about it. But mostly the break from the heat.

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  43. Your list just about covers it, Keith! ;)
    Just that Autumn "scent" in the evenings....wow...I'm an olfactory person....

    Wishing you a splendid day!

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  44. For me Autumn is about the sweet smell of flowers around me and Durga puja...

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  45. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! You are such a lover of all things seasonal, and it is very uplifting! You are definitely a family man!!

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  46. i am always melancholy around this time of year. i miss living in an area that experiences a true autumn. texas is brown, dry and crackly before the leaves ever really have a chance to change.

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  47. All of the above, save for football (I don't watch), plus the amazing apple and pumpkin recipes. MMM...mmmmm!!

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  48. Autumn is the time of the year when we begin to light the log fires in the evenings, and I can see our Liquidamber trees in all their splendour from my bedroom window in the mornings.Our dog loves to race in the fallen leaves and makes me smile, and I love all the things you mentioned too.
    GREAT!!!

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  49. Yes, there is much to love about Autumn! It is my second favorite season (a very close second). The colors are my favorite thing.

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  50. Autumn is my favorite! especially in the northwest :)

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  51. I love Autumn! the smell of the pumpkin pie, thanksgiving, halloween and just love the color that surrounds me...

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  52. Lovely autumn, nothing more to say, but I'm in love it.

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  53. Not much. A foreboding of the cold and ice to come. It's a sad time for me in the north for me as I'm a committed summer girl. Good that I can depart the state of Iowa to spend winters in Florida where a semblance of green still exists, gardens still grow, and the hurricane season is past. I love me the beach, the hammocks, the breezy palms, and the sweet humid air that cools just enough to make it feel like a slightly dormant, winter season.

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  54. Sweaters! Sweaters and fluffy socks and the big soft robes...

    I love pulling out all the "new" clothes. After all, I haven't worn my winter duds in over six months...

    Pearl

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  55. Hey OE! I enjoyed your list of autumn things ~ I, too, enjoy all those things. Autumn has always felt like the beginning of the year for me, so I feel my most energetic and excited then. That burst of fresh energy with possibilities opening up is my favorite thing about autumn. Take care!

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  56. I love the reddish glow of Autumn ... its painted red everywhere :-)

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  57. I love the cool nights. I can put a blanket back on the bed and snuggle under. I really like the leaves too although they nearly bury us in our town. After the rain and raking there are lovely leaf prints on all the sidewalks.

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  58. Okay, fine, Keith. I'll agree with you about football. I love football. I'll also agree that the changing of the leaves is beautiful and so are the approaching holidays. But, this is the end of the beach season. Nooo!!!!!

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  59. Walking at Stone Mountain on the Cherokee Trail under all the trees, the colorful leaves falling all around me...magical!

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  60. There are so many things that I love about autumn - - they are too numerous to list. It's a perfect time of year.
    I like the beautiful photo you have for this post.

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  61. You nailed it for me with the cool fresh air--it really does smell cleaner, and me too on football. I also look forward to harvest time for my sweet potatoes and winter squash plus getting to plant kale which I have really been missing.

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  62. I LOVE autumn for all the reasons you said. With two additions:
    1. Fat guys put on clothes. No more banana hammocks.
    2. If you're married to a Canadian, you get to have TWO Thanksgivings (which, since I grew up, has become my favorite holiday).

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  63. I love Autumn... it is my favorite season because I love walking on crunchy leaves and seeing all the autumn colors...

    I am also going to love walking more in the autumn... I shouldn't end up so warm all the time...

    I love the smells from this time of the year too :)

    You said it all Keith

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  64. I think you captured them all here...but I can add that after our brutal desert heats, the cooler temps are p-r-i-c-e-l-e-s-s!

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  65. I love the weather in autumn and the cozy clothing.

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  66. I love the cool evenings! Not a fan of Halloween or raking leaves, but I still love Fall!

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  67. I love Autumn! It is such a beautiful time of the year. I love all the leaves and I like getting gourds from the grocery store. Also, the breezy days always smell so nice. Can't wait to carve a pumpkin too!

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  68. Except for Halloween and Football (don't like either of them) I agree on your list! I can add drinking lots of hot cocoa :)

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  69. Beautiful photo and I have always love that quote, Keith. I love just about everything about the Autumn! The leaves changing colour, the root vegetables in full swing (and at great prices, too), the fresh, crisp air.

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  70. Hey Keith,

    I love autumn and the Canadian Football league with the Grey Cup in November. I also love Canadian Thanksgiving in the first Sunday of October, eh.

    Gary :)

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  71. pleasant weather, sunny days love that :)

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  72. I like everything you listed. It's my favorite time of the year.

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  73. Thanks so much, Keith, for visiting! Wish we had taste-o-vision! :))) That cake really is something else...

    Blessings,
    - Irina

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  74. Love the color and crispness in the air. Like your list a lot. :)
    Happy week to you,
    Marie

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  75. Great post, you really hit on some of the major reasons to love autumn. I'm actually in transition moving out west from the northeast, so not exactly sure how the seasons will be over there, but the cold weather I will not miss, at least I don't expect missing it, but the changing of the seasons and that nice crispness, not cold, but just a bit chilly, something unique to autumn for certain.

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  76. Oh, my gosh, Keith, I love this post. Today, I heard leaves scampering across the sidewalk and thought, I love this time of year. I love this time of year! You nailed the biggies here. What a pleasant read. :)

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  77. It's been awhile since I've seen the wonderful yellow leaves of autumn but the image of those trees outside my window is still so vivid, as is the smell and the nippy, clean air. I used to love the leaves so piled up that you could just flop backward on them.

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  78. Oh...I love that...jumping on the mound of dried leaves...the crashing sound...And stepping on those dried leaves...loveee it...I even wrote a poem on it...:)

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  79. I like going out foraging amongst the hedgerows for blackberries and wrestling sweet chestnuts out of their spiky overcoats, then cooking up a feast.

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  80. I love the image you posted there, all those bright oranges and yellows. Autumn is my favourite season, the changing colours, although not as much here in Australia, although the cooler hills areas put on a fabulous display, the cooler nights making sleeping much more comfortable, yet we still have sunny days with bright blue skies.

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  81. The Bengals are the only pro team that I follow and it is for one reason only: Rex Burkhead.

    I love that gulp of cool air too. Unfortunately, we aren't feeling much of it yet on the prairie. It was 92 degrees yesterday!

    Not a fan of Halloween much anymore, but I used to don a Victorian mourning gown every year when I took Liv trick or treating. Now, she is 14 and not interested in dressing up anymore and it feels crazy to put the dress on just to answer the door to give treats, so that tradition has met its end.

    Not a fan of raking leaves either, but yes...the sound IS soothing. You hit that one right on the head.

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  82. I love all of the things you mentioned. Each season has elements that are so unique to just that particular seasonal change. Fall colors are the most relaxing.

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  83. Love Autumn - but like spring and summer better!
    Anna :o]

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  84. collors of my soul are like leaves of strong trees... Autumn... it's taste like hot ginger with honey and lemon. It's the best time to see all beautifull plants that grew in the summer inside my soul ;-)
    PS hope that you had good vacation and your soul is full of warm memories :)

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  85. Great list! Fall festivals are seriously the best!

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  86. Ah yes - sigh. I love the colours, the vibrancy, the very life of autumn even though the life is dwindling. It's a firework of colour and leaves.

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  87. The grass stops growing
    ( I don't have to strim my field!)

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  88. I quite envy reading your joy about autumn! We don't have such delightful autumn here, but actually it was rainy season here and we experience fall of leaves only in April-may-June.

    Cheers Keith! Enjoy the colors :)

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  89. Wow. Simply spectacular lead photo. If it's yours, I'm mightily envious.

    Favorite element for fall for me is the quality of the light. Here in the north, it takes a slightly oblique angle that seems to give everything more color and dimension.

    The lack of mosquitos is also a huge plus.

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  90. Great photo. I like the beauty of fall with the changing leaves and the nice cool crisp morning walks.

    There are two things on your list that I don't like. Halloween is not a holiday I enjoy and I wish they would leave the time alone!! : )

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  91. We're already diving into fall foods. We grew our own beans, so Chili has been on the menu. We grew our own squash; had a lot of that to.

    I like Halloween, Thanksgiving and walking on leaves that crush under your feet.

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  92. Sometimes I look too far ahead and it can spoil fall for me...out ahead there lies winter...and they are often very bitter here. Enjoy the day...a far better theme!

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  93. Everything about Fall is wonderful----well----unless it rains all the time and ou here in the PNW we get a LOT of that. But I do look forward to the colors, pumpkins and of course the fresh cooler air. MB

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  94. There's something about fall that sort of leaves me with a nostalgia and a sort of longing. I never know what for, but it does. Summer is always my favorite season and the activation of change and fall always seems to be when the changes take place in my life. It's a beautiful and sad time all at once. I always liked when it began to get colder and my dad would make a fire and I would read a book, sprawled out next to it. Mom and I would bake pies and drink cider, and then you knew the season was ending when the last of the corn had been harvested. Death and life all in one season for me.

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  95. halloween, halloween and halloween! it is the best. !

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  96. Hey Keith, that is one awesome picture of the pumpkins. what do I love most about fall? Its my birthday season:) o...and yes...other things too, like crisp air, intense vivid coloured skies and shadows, autumn markets and apple/pumpkin pies. yum

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  97. The cool, crisp weather and the beautiful leaves do it for me. I also love the return of soup and hot coffee! But seeing all the leaves change color is my favorite thing. Especially with living out in the country now. It's so amazing to watch the change of seasons!

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  98. I love everything about Autumn too-the colors especially, searching for mushrooms in our woods, gathering goldenrod for future natural dye projects, gathering black walnuts, hunting season and football-pumpkin pie and experimenting with all those pumpkin recipes-

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  99. Ahhhhhh....I miss Autumn in Utah. We kind of get the short end of the stick when it comes to leaves and fall colors here in Southern Cali. I also miss the crispness of the air in Fall. I do however, love Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Fall fashion (I'm such a girl). I also am a sucker for Pumpkin spice latte's.

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  100. I like the cooler weather and the beautiful colored leaves. Wonderful photos and a great post!

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  101. Never understood the Halloween craze ... too scared, I guess ... don't know why scary is entertaining ... autumn to me means ... harvest ... working hard in the field for hours ... selling my beloved baby calves ... culling some of my beloved cows ... getting ready for winter ... making fire wood ... -5C last night ... that's Alberta for you ... I still hear some baby coyotes howling at night ... hoping for to catch a weak fall calf ... the geese are back to feed on the rest of the grain left in the field ... soon they will leave as well ... then it will be Dead of Winter for the next 5 months or so ...

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  102. I think you've nailed Autumn for me! Except for pumpkin. I can do without anything pumpkin. One other thing that we enjoy is hiking in the crisp mountain air, provided it hasn't snowed yet. We also do a lot of traveling this time of year simply because most places are still open but not crowded since kids are back in school. Ssshhh. Don't tell anyone though.

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  103. All of the ones you mentioned plus Carmel Apples

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  104. I looove cooler air, give me sweaters and boots all year long! And pumpkins and apple cider and bonfires and just the feeling that everything is different...I do love fall :)

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  105. When you put it like that, I guess I have to agree. There's only one problem for me, winter will follow and I don't like winter.

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  106. When we traveled fulltime in our RV, we used to say that we followed fall...it was our favorite time to travel and if we timed it right we could extend the season quite a while (ending up in one of the places where it doesn't turn into winter).

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  107. When i was in the US I always loved those crisp but warmish days that would happen about once or twice in October with cold nights. And all the leaves changing colours.

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  108. The colours. Love that about Autumn. I like the way the dusk y light becomes purpley and the skyscapes.

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  109. Interesting post :) Greetings and welcome to Us Patricia & Daniel

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  110. There's just something magical about the autumn air.

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  111. I love Autumn, unfortunately we're in Spring here and steadily heading into that awful creature called Summer. Ugh, humidity.

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  112. Wow, you guys really get into Autumn don't you? Sounds exquisite. Autumn in Australia is the best season too. Lovely weather. No big storms. It's Spring here which feels like Summer. Going to be a hottie. All good. Maybe you'd like to do something Halloween-inspired for WEP's October HAUNTING blogfest. It will be a lot of fun.

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  113. I love the beautiful palette of colors, the crisp air, and the festivals...

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  114. Lots of things to like, but I'll just say football (Go, Falcons!) and the smell of fresh apple pies baking in the oven. (The taste ain't bad, either!)

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  115. The most beautiful season goes by in a flash. You are right. There are so many wonderful things about this season. It's the season when I feel most alive. One of my favorite autumn memories was several years ago when my husband filled the back of my pick-up with leaves and drove me down country roads so I could watch them blow out as the wind caught them. It was so beautiful.

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  116. A lot of my favorite things are on your list. We love building fires in our firepit and doing S'mores. Yum.

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  117. I also like many things on your list. Especially the crisp, cool air and the crunchy, colorful leaves. For me fall is also a time of fresh beginnings.

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  118. My kids wonder why they do not celebrate Halloween here(India)
    Well-- I had to scroll quite a bit to get to the comment box. I have never made more than 18 comments on a GOOD day!;)

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  119. YES to everything you said.. except for Halloween. My least favorite holiday. I've never enjoyed it. I was Sacajawea one Halloween and in the photo, the look on my face was so sad and pouty...like I hated it. And the yards in the neighborhoods look junky and tacky. See what I mean? Sort of a Scrooge at Halloween. Haha!

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  120. Here's another vote for Halloween! I adore pumpkins, but apparently they melt here in Florida. Yup. Melt. We have to carve ours the day of or day before Halloween unless we want to scrape a goopy mess away with a shovel. Ah, the joys.

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  121. The pumpkins photo is beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  122. I love autumn! It is my favorite season. One thing I would add to the list - the return of ice hockey. Looking forward to the start of the regular season, no lockout, just games. Have a great weekend!

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  123. A little birdy told me it was your birthday so Happy Birthday:) B

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  124. I love the way autumn smells in the beginning, it is the only time of the year when I feel I can breathe freely. It wasn't too long since I finished school, but for some reason I don't think about school when I think of fall. It's not associated with school for me at all, just air. Fresh air, the smell of the cooled earth.

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  125. You pretty much covered it! I'll just add: "being able to run while the sun is up." The summers are so hot here that it's just too miserable to go on a run after sunrise. Autumn runs can be long, late, and luxurious.

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  126. Oh I love Autumn, specially in Hudson Valley in New York. It is simply breathtaking.

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  127. I love the color changes of fall, it's so beautiful in thick woods and hills.

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  128. Here - the bet thing about autumn is the falling temperature (!) and that fact that you can think about opening red wine again!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  129. I love fall is my favorite season.
    Here we all going to be in spring when you are in autumn but still fall is my favorite season:)

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  130. All the plants and all the insects are dying. Good riddance.

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  131. I love the cooler temps, Friday night football, Alabama football (Roll Tide), the smells and colors, but mainly, I like that it is the time I start to prepare for Christmas.

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  132. Colors & extra time & cool air ~ I feel sad though that the leaves are all being swept away ~

    Have a good weekend Keith ~

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  133. I love
    the colors in fall woods
    picking mushrooms and wild berries in the woods
    home made jam, mushroom pies, eating berries with milk...etc

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  134. THE WEATHER. But that was in Texas. The weather here in Durango is pretty sweet, the majority of the time. I look forward to taking Caden trick-o-treating, but here, that has potential to be child-kid-napping. So who knows. KISS KISS

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  135. You are right! What not to love! All what you have listed and one more thing now - no school! That makes me happy a lot!

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  136. I'm super sad to see summer go -- it's my favorite. So it's helpful to remember all the awesome things about fall. I think you got them all on your list!

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  137. I adore this piece! Autumn always makes me reflect and feel hopeful for a new season. To me, it is a perfect time to strip everything back and take stock.
    Nicely done my friend!

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  138. Happy Birthday Keith! I hope it is one of the best ones of your life. Please eat a piece of cake for me.

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  139. It's at this time of year that blog-friends overseas becomes really special - no Halloween here in Oz, or, Thanksgiving, or, in most areas not much colour pertaining to 'fall' either unless you live in the very southern areas of Oz.
    So this was lovely Keith -
    True? you had a birthday? if so, I hope it was awesome for you!

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  140. My favourite thing has to be Hallowe'en too...and of course Autumn Equinox celebrations and the gorgeous reds, golds and yellows of Nature!:)

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  141. I just love the changing of all seasons! Each one has it high points- fall brings the cooler nights and smell of leaves changing and leaving...we already have snow on the mountains! Have a great week and thanks for your always nice comments- we've been traveling around a bit- hence my not blogging as much Thanks for your concern. Cheers! xoxoxo

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  142. Sorry it took so long to visit your blog. Life has been crazy lately!

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  143. I agree with most everything you've said except.... football, really? LOL. Okay so I'm not a sports fan but maple trees in autumn have to be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Top thing I love about living on the east coast.

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  144. I love everything about fall too! It's such a beautiful and atmospheric time of year. I'm not a big fan of football and by not a big fan I mean that I don't really pay attention to it at all, but I live near a high school and I love taking Mina outside on Friday night when they have a home game and listening to sounds that come from the HS. You can feel their excitement, even from a block away. :)

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  145. Hi Keith .. seems your post has taken everyone by storm .. loads of comments - I love the colours, the preserves, harvest-time ... I'm not happy about darkness descending, I am definitely not keen on football of any sort!, and we have Guy Fawkes ... not so sure about Halloween .. so suspect we use it as an excuse for another party of sorts ...

    love the smells - earthy woody, bonfires, scrunchy nut smells from the leaves and damp ground .. and the mists spluttering through the trees, hedgerows, damp fields ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  146. Everything about this season, Diwali, Dussera, approaching coldness in the winds, everything is beautiful. :)

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  147. The crisp air, wearing jeans and sweaters, the colors, and brightness of the sky. My favorite time of year!

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  148. A cooler weather, colorful season, colorful clothes and sweaters, scarves, shoes and a different aroma in the air. Renewing lost hopes and revisiting new possibilities....

    Lovedddd this post:)

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  149. it is so easy to feel in love with autumn. Magical post, thank you for sharing

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  150. Jumpers, thick tights, foggy mornings, beanie hats, apple pie and cream, crunchy leaves, the fire, blankets...... Xxx

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  151. Your list is perfection!!! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because my birthday falls on the day before. As a kid it was cool parties, presents and cake one day and then costumes and candy the next - win/win!

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  152. I LOVE Fall! It is renewing me these days. PS. I followed you on Twitter!

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