Ever since I can remember, Fall has always been my favorite time of year. As a little girl, Fall signified promises of a new and exciting school year. It also meant trips to the mall for a new school wardrobe and school supplies – shopping for school supplies was my favorite part (perhaps that’s just the inner geek in me).
As a newly minted Midwesterner, I get to experience the beautiful canopy of autumn-colored leaves, displayed ever so artfully on tree-lined streets in my new hometown. It’s so magical!
But what is it that makes Fall so magical? Well, see for yourself . . .
10 Reasons Why I Love Fall
Changing of the Leaves
Who doesn’t love Fall’s beautiful hues? Kansans are always quick to point out how magical the changing of the leaves is.
Once October hits, the enticing aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin fill the air. It’s as if everyone in town gets a personal memo from Lady Fall, proclaiming, “Let the baking begin!”
Season of Giving
Fall signifies a new sense of hope and giving. Have you ever noticed how much nicer people are around the holidays? They smile more and well wishes are given in abundance. But what I love most is how giving people are of their time.
Breakout the chunky sweaters, colorful scarves, and warm, cozy mittens ladies because Fall has finally graced us with her presence.
Chilly nights by the fire
The first snowfall here in Kansas was excuse enough to awaken the long dormant fireplace. Give me a good book, cashmere throw, and a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows by a roaring fire and I am one happy gal.
Start of the holiday seasons
Bring on the pumpkin patch and glazed turkey with stuffing. October and November have earned their proper place in Fall for so many reasons: rich colors; fabulous foods (oh, don’t get me started on pie season!!!!); and family gatherings (although the pandemic may pose a huge problem with this).
It’s boot season
Riding boots have become my all-time favorite Fall shoe of choice. Boot season also means that I don’t have to make as many trips to the salon for pedicures (less frequent, but not eliminated).
Pie! Pie! Pie!
This year, I am going to try my hand at baking pumpkin, apple, and blueberry pies. But first, I’m gonna have to learn to master the electric stove. What is up with electric stoves here in the Midwest? Finding a gas stove anywhere in this town is impossible!
Daylight Savings Time
An extra hour to experience the lovely colors of Fall is reason enough to love this time of year (and an extra hour of much-needed sleep is the added bonus).
Buh-bye bikini bod
Hallelujah! The next couple of months will be spent hiding behind chunky sweaters as I indulge in delectable holiday treats . . . but isn’t that why we have New Year’s resolutions?
Fall . . . it’s the most wonderful time of the year!