Fall is my favorite season in New England! But before I get into that, let me provide a little background. I grew up in Florida, South Florida to be exact, and I think that gives me an even greater appreciation of the seasons. Just last night when I was freezing my bum off at home (heat was broken, but now fixed) and also this morning as I was checking out the leaves on my way to work, I was thinking, when I was a kid, I really had no idea that anyone lived in a different climate than we have in Florida. In Florida, we get excited when it gets into the 60’s. I had never seen snow until I was 15 and my school’s marching band took a trip to Indianapolis for Nationals. Right now in New England, it’s 52 degrees. But here’s the forecast for South Florida:
It can be 100 degrees on Christmas Day there! People run their A/C year-round. There is no such thing as Fall, let alone Winter, in South Florida. I had no idea what real seasons were until I moved to New England, and now I am not sure I could ever go back! I think the best way to express how I feel about fall is to do what I do best, make a list!
What Fall Means to Me
~ Dark Mornings, that is, until the time changes
~ Feeling a chill in the crisp air
~ Getting out the sweaters from storage
~ Florida Gator Football
~ Family visits, this year we are going to FL for a wedding, are having my husband’s family up here for his recital, then we’re driving down to FL
~ Anticipation of the Holiday Season – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Thanksgiving is my favorite!)
~ Smelling the leaves rotting, hearing them crunch under your feet
~ Hiking, which is even better with the leaf peeping
~ Backyard fires in the fire pit
~ Country drives with no destination
~ Hot Drinks: Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider, Tea
~ Crock Pot cooking
This post was inspired by my desire to win free hand made one of a kind jewelry from JudyB Designs (thanks to Stefania for turning me on to the giveaway, she’s always wearing such beautiful jewelry designed by JudyB Designs!) Head on over to JudyB Designs to enter the giveaway yourself, by October 19, 2009 and check out her selection of beautiful jewelry in her shop or on Etsy.