Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why I Love Autumn

I've mentioned this a few times but just in case you didn't get it the first 5 or 6 times............I love autumn! I look forward to it all year long. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Wearing soft sweaters
2. The smell of wood smoke on a crisp autumn day
3. Pumpkins
4. Apple picking
5. The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in all kinds of baked goods
6. Hazelnut or pumpkin spice candles burning
7. Hiking in the woods
8. The trees ablaze with color
9. The crackling sound of leaves underfoot
10. Apple cider
11. Anticipation of the holiday season
12. Brisk wind
13. Squash
14. Pumpkin seeds
15. A bonfire on a chilly night
16. Apple pies
17. Fall festivals
18. Going for brisk walks with a jacket and NOT sweating
19. Autumn decorations
20. Hay rides

I know that not everyone looks forward to fall because winter is not far behind but I love living in an area of the country where we can experience 4 distinct seasons. God made each one and they are all special but autumn is definitely my favorite!