It's a beautiful time of year. The one season I look forward to while missing the one that passed. In our neck of the woods the transition to fall is more gentle that the other transitions. Winter gives up slowly, spring is short, and summer, well, it goes by so fast because of all the fun we have that we don't get to enjoy it like we should. But fall, well this time of year is for savoring. Although we do end up with snow more often than not by Halloween.
|This was last year. I don't think it will be long this year.|
Baking holds appeal, tea once again sounds good at night, I like cooking again. We set up for the long winter and it's nice seeing the fall leaves, even if all we really get here are golds and a few oranges. Red is not a fall color around here so much.
The smells associated with fall are some of my favorites. The dry small of the falling leaves, woodsmoke from wood stoves, the smell of apples, baking anything. Pumpkin anything--pie, bread, candles, the smell says fall.
|A day in the mountains--two years ago.|
I also enjoy the crisp sound of crunching through the fallen leaves. Not a huge fan of raking them, but love walking through them. I also like riding my bike over crunchy leaves. I never jumped in piles of leaves as a kid, so walking through them is good enough. Besides, there's usually unmentionable things (like dog poop) that gets raked up with the leaves and who wants to jump in that?
So what do you like about fall? Spin it up and join the fun of the Spin Cycle with Gretchen.