Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
As of five o’clock this morning, it is officially fall. The hints of it have been in the air for several days now, as the long hot summer gives way to cooler temperatures and shorter days. While I don’t look forward to winter and the return of s-n-o-w, I love autumn so very much that I’m almost willing to forgive its role in bringing winter closer to us.
Somehow coffee tastes richer, the cider is tangy hot or cold. Crisp air brings thoughts of making stews and soups, apple crisps and pumpkin bars. Cinnamon seems everywhere, even the air outside carries hints within the breeze. Everything just feels a little sharper, crisper, as the temperatures hover in the 40-60 degree range. It’s not quite sweater weather, but best to always have a jacket ready, just in case.
The first day of fall also reminds me that there are things left to do before the true cold of winter comes around — places to visit, made even more special by having autumn in the air. Changing leaves to watch. Fall festivals to enjoy.
What are your favorite things about fall?