I love fall. (I really love spring too, but we're not going to go there today.)
I love slipping back into socks and sweaters. I love boots and tights and scarves and not having to shave my legs every day. I love curling up under my down comforter again and indulging in a mug of hot cocoa or herbal tea before bed. I love the crisp, cool air and kaleidoscope colors of changing leaves. And I love crunching through those leaves when they give up their hold on the branches and collect on the sidewalks and in gutters.
I love pretty much every single thing that is and can be pumpkin flavored. (Steamed milk, ice cream, cookies, cheesecake, soup, bread, waffles, cupcakes, pies, smoothies, you name it!) I love Halloween with all its trimmings and trappings; pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns, witches' cauldrons filled with dry ice and those giant fuzzy lawn spiders. And everything resembling ghosts (I have a soft spot for ghost motifs.) I love the yearly ritual of watching the animated Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. And of course, the candy. And I love following it all up with Thanksgiving which ushers us right into the next best time of year; the Holidays!
While hunkering down in the basement and doing a bit of scrapbooking after my early morning hike in the drizzle and damp I was going through some of my photos and, feeling a bit of melancholia, decided I must do a farewell to summer post.
So, in no particular order, or rhyme or reason really, here are some things I will miss about summer. (*Note-this will in no way diminish my enjoyment of fall!)
|Green leaves and the noonday sun|
|Garden fresh fruit|
|Flowers in the yard|
|Outdoor events and gatherings|