Monday, September 24, 2007

Coming this fall

This is my absolute favorite time of year...fall, that is. I've read on several other blogs about the love/hate relationship that people have with fall. Some love it, but others say it reminds them that winter is coming and spring is far away. Yes, fall means that winter is around the corner...but we can enjoy the autumn for 3 or more months (depending on your part of the country) before the bitter cold of winter arrives.

Fall has been my favorite season for a long time - I used to think it was spring, but that was before I was attacked by spring allergies. Besides, there are many more reasons to love fall. Here are some of them...

1. B and I both have birthdays at the kick-off of the fall season...what a way to start, with celebrations!


2. The air cools off, the trees start to change, and you can open your windows at night.


3. With the cooler air comes more top-down days...


4. And the sweaters come out of the tote in the basement...


5. Football kicks off, and lazy days in front of the TV and exciting days at the stadium are here again...


6. It's time to decorate the house with pumpkins and scarecrows and warm colors.


7. It doesn't seem weird to break out the hot chocolate...


or make a big pot of chili...



8. Fall festivals, county fairs...need I say more?



There are lots more reasons why I love fall, but this is a good start...now if only the weather would cooperate...enough of the 90 degree days!

6 comments:

Christine said...

I absolutely LOVE fall!!! It is my favorite season and the only one I really decorate for. I can't wait for you to see our new house all decorated for fall!!

Paulette said...

I agree! I love fall...plus my house looks great with all the fall decorations. hee hee. And I'm SOO tired of my summer clothes! Gee, I really am all about vanity, huh?!

Terri said...

these are all the same reasons I love fall too (well except that it's hubbies and my oldest son's bdays and our wedding anniversary instead of your & B's bdays!). One of the reasons I love Michigan so much is we have all four very distinct seasons. Fall is beautiful here! Good post.

Sally said...

Yeah, it's funny, the only seasons I decorate for are Fall and Christmas...and since they're right next to each other, my house is pretty plain the rest of the year.

Christine, I can't wait to see your house and you and your family!

Terri - we didn't have quite the season variation in CA that we do in KS, so that's another reason I'm enjoying it even more!

Chelf said...

Yay, I am not the only one who loves Autumn! In New York (where I was born and we visited a lot) you can get apples that are big enough to make one pie with one apple!

I miss the trees of Colorado, the Aspens are just beautiful when they start changing. The leaves are warm in Yellow, Red, Gold, Light Green, and Orange. The sweaters come out and it is not strange to sit outside with a blanket and watch the world go by.

Great pictures!

Love Bears All Things said...

Well, we all did our favorites about the season but you added pictures and they're great!
Mama Bear