If you’re not paying attention, you might miss it. Fall’s brisk air will catch you by surprise. One day it’s summer and you’re in a t-shirt, and the next day you’re bundled up with a scarf and gloves, but it’s that in between time that’s so important to savor. The fresh air is invigorating. The smell of wood-burning stoves in the neighborhood replaces freshly cut grass. The horizon is gray and stark. There’s frost on the grass and it’s dark when I wake up. It’s fall and it’s beautiful.
Here’s what I love about fall.
Something I’ve mentioned before is how busy life in the USA was for me. It wasn’t always a bad thing by any means, but there was always so much to do. Sometimes you want to just be. And life in France has provided that for me — especially during the fall. I’ve always been one to appreciate the little things, but living in France has made it easier (a post on that coming soon). There’s no shortage of ’em!
Here’s what I love about fall:
Fall means winter is just a few short weeks away. It’s a season of anticipation… for the holidays, family time, snow, my birthday and winter activities that remind me of growing up in suburban NJ.
Fall is beautiful as we watch the leaves change color and accumulate on the ground.
Pumpkin-flavored everything. Everywhere!
It’s when fireplace season starts. If only I had a fireplace…
Fall is a time of reflection.
Snuggling up on the couch with your sweetie with a hot mug of something sweet.
Fall is comfortable.
The air is crisp and it feels good not to sweat just walking the dog.
Fall is all about baking. As someone who loves pumpkin pie and all things pumpkin spice, trying a new recipe on a Sunday afternoon is heaven.
Apple and pumpkin picking season!
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween. Tom did a great job a few years back with his Breaking Bad pumpkin.
Fall fashion is my favorite season for clothes. Tall boots, leggings, flannel, cozy sweaters. Yes to all of it.
What’s your favorite season?
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