My favorite time of year is about to commence in T minus 2 days and counting. I am so excited! I love Fall!
I love the long shadows and cooler temperatures. I love the amazing colors that pop all over the place. I love the earthy smells and smoke from chimneys. Apples, cinnamon, and yes, even the pumpkin spice. Cozy blankets, long sleeve shirts, jackets, boots... Mmm!
The season, for me, starts with school supplies in stores. I get giddy when I see the special aisles with pencils and glue sticks and loose-leaf notebook paper. Of course, I love school supplies, too, so that may have something to do with it. But it also is a harbinger of what's to come...Halloween costumes...and then (trumpet blasts) Christmas decorations! I admit, I relate well to Buddy the Elf.
My daughter's birthday kicks off our holiday festivities. Mine follows shortly. By then, we're completely entrenched in Halloween/harvest stuff. As Andy Williams crooned, it's the most wonderful time of the year!
I am fortunate to live in a place with Aspen trees. Their colors are extraordinary! I especially love looking up at the mountains and seeing patches of gold among the evergreens. It's a magical place. And when we get our first dusting of snow on America's mountain (Pike's Peak), it's glorious!
I know I'm not alone in my love of all things fall. What are some of your favorite things about this season?
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