Sunday, September 20, 2009

20 Reasons to Love Fall

Fall is upon us. This is by far my favorite time of year, there are so many things that make this season special.

1. pumpkin pies
2. brightly colored leaves
3. apple picking
4. hay rides
5. corn mazes
6. bonfires and that wonderful smokey smell
7. cool, crisp air
8. mom's chili
9. hot cider
10. a crackling fire
11. pulling out the afghans and blankets
12. carving pumpkins
13. new seasons of my favorite shows
14. the State Fair
15. experiencing Halloween with my kids
16. fruit butters
17. baking with fragrant spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves
18. roasting marshmallows
19. The wardrobe changes (cute jackets, boots, and scarves!)
20. Oktoberfest with my family

What are you looking forward to this season?


mell said...

Football games and tailgating
Pumpkin spice (muffins, lattes, bread, etc.)
not be hot and sweaty all the time

i love the fall!!!

Margaret said...

Heh. This was a well-timed post, Karen, because I'm still sad about losing summer. I just feel like I didn't get in quite enough of the summery fun that I wanted, so the onset of fall is making me a little panicky.

But I love fall!, and all the things you listed, so maybe it's time to start focusing on those instead. The weather is great, the food is fantastic, and fall clothes are so cute! ;)

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Oh man -- I love fall. Funny, I came up with a list like this last year and was just thinking (last night) about republishing it. Fall is in the air, huh? ;) Right now, as a matter of fact, we have all our windows open and it just feels so nice.