Wednesday, November 5, 2008

autumn favorites

I read a post the other day about autumn. This girl is such a sweetheart and was explaining how she prefers the word autumn over fall.

I think that is so romantical :)

Anyways, it got me thinking about why I love autumn...

As much as I love summer and the warm weather, there is something intoxicating about the smells that you start noticing when the windows close as the colder months approach.

All year round, I enjoy a good frappacino every once in awihle... but only when it starts cooling down do I really enjoy the lattes... I especially love the chatting that occurs while said drink is consumed :)

Now's also about the time the fire's start burnin in the wood stove. One of the best feelings in the world is curling up on the couch with my WIRELESS internet that now WORKS! and doing my lovely internet activities such as blogging, or chatting or emailing or photo editing... all whilst enjoying the burning flames of the fireplace and possibly multi-tasking even further and watching a movie.

I gotta take my breaks where i get 'em ya know!

Each season brings its own unique colors... but autumn... mmmmm... autumn brings the most vibrant array of colors. I think I appreciate it more because we only see these colors for a very short time.

In the early autumn i love watching the colors change daily. Then as the season shifts the leaves begin to fall and cover the ground with their amazing color. Then... they start drying up... and make that super amazing crunchy sound under your feet.

Yah, and then there's the fact that i'm allergic to leaf mold and dust etc... so playing too long in the leaves results in sinus pressure... that's always fun haha

What else do i love about autumn... oh! I almost forgot the BEST PART! the day that daylight savings ENDS! A whole extra hour to sleep... does that ever happen... mmm, not really :) but it's the psychological part that helps :)

When I was little, my mom would take us to mendon ponds at different times through the year. but my favorite and most memorable time was in the autumn when the cattails turned and the milkweeds were popped. I tried doing that again about 3 years ago and ended up with enormously puffy eyes and a runny nose that wouldn't quit. It was pretty sick. I'll just let that one stay a nice memory :)

So what do you love about this time of year? Is it the on-set of the new holiday season or maybe the diligence that is inherent as school sets in? Do you have memories of what makes this time special? it's important to remember these things... and write them down so when you feel like you don't have good memories, you can look back and remind yourself that "oh yah!" you really do! :)

post from one year ago today: fall appreciation


6 extraordinary comments:

Melissa November 5, 2008 at 6:12 PM  

oh boy. Maybe i need to do a third post for the day.

Thanks Amanda. Thanks a lot :-D

I love fall.

Alistar November 5, 2008 at 7:02 PM  

I like spring even tho it's rainy. And ps that pic of ur mom is pretty

Susan November 5, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

I love fall too. Unfortunately, now that I have kids the whole fall back time change thing is not even fun psychologically. It just means they get up an hour earlier than before. Ugh!

Chelle November 5, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

I love fall.

Love it!

And your photos?

Took my breath away.

Amy Jo November 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM  

I love autumn too, especially when we get warm weather like this week. The smells, the colors, the pumpkin inspired food all add to the beauty of the season.

Amy Fichtner November 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM  

I know exactly what you mean about the Lattes!! They taste oh so yummy during this season.

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