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?