Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fun Things for Fall.

Fall picture by George E. Norkus

Fall has arrived with all the fun it always brings – colorful changing leaves, cool, crisp nights, Halloween, and hot chocolate with marshmallows. But this year, I wanted to think of a few different things to appreciate about the season. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Candy bars don’t melt in the hot car on the way home from the store.
  2. Entertainment – ever watch someone raking up leaves on a windy day?
  3. Cozy firelight. Something about a warm, crackling fire just says contentment and comfort.
  4. Singing in your car. Finally a chance to roll up your windows and belting out your favorite tunes without hurting the sensitive ears of other drivers.
  5. No more pests. Bees, mosquitoes, snakes and other creepy-crawlies go away for awhile.
  6. Apples! Apple pie, applesauce, apple cider, apple butter, and of course – an ordinary apple. Yum!
  7. Bulky sweaters. They’re colorful, bright, and great at hiding the flaws of our not-always-perfect figures.
  8. Quieter Saturdays once the lawnmower is retired for the season.
  9. Sunday is for Football!
  10. Romance time. Snuggling under the covers for warmth leads into something more.
  11. New TV shows. The end of summer re-runs and a return of old favorites.
  12. After the exciting fireworks of multi-colored leaves, you get to crunch-crunch-crunch them under your feet as you walk. I don’t know why it’s so fun, but it is.
  13. Being outside all day long and not getting sweaty.
  14. Pretending to be someone else for a day. Isn’t Halloween great?
  15. Smelling cedar and pine in the chimney smoke.

What are your favorites?