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Fall Favorites

Autumn: An Appreciation

autumn appreciation

All my senses are ready for fall to be here! I love the cold weather and the comfort food. I am excited for the shorter days and bundling up in layers of clothes. I can’t wait to wear my sweaters and have soup for dinner. The first official day of autumn is September 22. But a snap in the air the other morning made me sit up and take notice. It’s coming! My favorite time of the year is almost here!

I realize not everyone loves fall; some are mourning the loss of summer.

But here is what’s on my list of good things about the season ahead:

Fall Favorites

Wool mittens and socks on my fingers and toesAutumn Appreciation
Filling comfort food in my tummy
Evening candle glows and firesides
Orange and pink sunsets happening by 6
Crisp air with the hint of fireplace smoke
Root vegetables simmering in stews
Knitting needles clicking
Aspen golds and red maples
Crunching through fallen leaves
Rain splashing on my roof
Cozy evenings reading inside
Wind blowing through pine trees
Bundling up in sweaters and scarves
Walking in the twilight
School supplies on sale
Routines returning
Brown in fashionable again
Jewel tone colors softening the world
Pumpkin is the flavor of the month
Red noses after long walks
Taking stiff hiking boots out for a spin
Sweet baking aromas fill the home
Canning summer veggies
Slowing down to hibernation speed
Napping in a sunspot on the couch
Thinking of snow coming soon
Picking out wool for Christmas knitting
Roasting a chicken and carrots
Going to the library and bring home armloads of books
Hot chocolate with whipped cream
Cuppa tea and a conversation with a friend

What do you love best about autumn? Or miss most about summer?

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Lisa Bogart (64 Posts)

Lisa Bogart. Lisa is a movie-loving, book-reading, sweater-knitting, cookie-baking, world-traveling woman. She is also the author of Knit With Love, Stories to Warm a Knitters Heart. She won the Guideposts Writers Workshop in 2010. These days Lisa works part time at Piedmont Yarn in Oakland, CA. And she loves nothing better than writing all morning, knitting all afternoon, and watching a movie with hubby in the evening. You can find Lisa online at LisaBogart.com.


  1. Karen Spence says:

    I love this time of year too,

  2. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love it when the leaves change. I love to decorate with scare crows,mums and fall colors. Since we are both retired we usually take a fall trip about this time of year. Last year we went to the Gatlinburg Pigeonfordge area. The fall colors were beautiful and we went up into Cades Cove to visit the old churches and log cabins that are there.
    This year we are going the opposite direction to Sugar Creek for Wanda Brunstetter’s Fan Filled Weekend. It is in the heart of the Ohio Amish community. After the weekend we hope to head over to Marysville Ohio to see some of the covered bridges around there.
    I also love anything pumpkin. That goes for pumpkin pie,spiced pumpkin scented candles or Bath and Body Works sweet cinnamon spiced pumpkin scented shower gel and Body lotions and sprays. I love hot spiced apple cider and usually make up a batch in late September or early October. Yep. There’s not much that I don’t like about fall.

    • You are a traveler after my own heart! What a lovely autumn you have planned. And Oh. My. YES, to anything pumpkin: flavored, colored, shaped, whatever! Enjoy the season.

  3. When is it coming? It is hot, hot, hot, here in California and Fall is draughtful for a weeks. I harbor a fantasy of Fall that encompasses crisp air and change.

    • I did see the national weather map and California was red hot! Makes fall a fantasy to be sure. But nothing stays the same every thing can change. Sounds nice but when it’s 100° it’s hard to think about hot chocolate and coziness. Yikes!

  4. I do hate to see summer end, here in Wisconsin, and this year it was particularly cool and short. But I will love all these things about fall and hope it doesn’t end too early! I enjoy all my fall decorations – especially my autumn quilts.

    • I agree summer in Wisconsin is a lush green lovely time of year. I can see your point, but what I really want to see are your quilts! teehee I have s soft spot for cozy quilts!

  5. Linda Anderson says:

    Our fall colors have started early here in Iowa, but I do love the Autumn! All those things on your list, well, I have to say, Yep! That about covers it! Thanks for the cozy thoughts! By the way, we enjoyed supper with some of our Amish friends last evening. I furnished the chili and Lucy furnished the desert – warm apple pudding. A perfect fall recipe! Blessings!

    • Oh yes! Gathering round the table with friends and family. That’s a lovely thing anytime of year, right? But fall foods make it even better. They are some of my favorites. Your menu sounded delish! I had my first butternut squash soup of the season the other evening and it’s made me smile with satisfaction. Yum.

  6. Linda Anderson says:

    Ah, Autumn, always arriving amid
    acrid ashes, ample acorns, autumn scene
    and asters ablaze, and as always
    autumnal attire’s amazing austerity
    admiringly arranged.

    Ah, auburn abundance,
    arrogant array, ambling andante
    around abounding ancient aspens.

    Alleluia! Autumn is altogether astounding
    with God’s awesome excellence
    attractively displayed!

    © 1999, Linda K. Anderson


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