November 17, 2009
Why I Love Fall
Why do I love the fall so much? The answer may seem incredibly obvious. But, then again, so is the question. What is there not to love about fall? I realize that I do not live in a state where there are four traditional-weathered seasons, but I would imagine that the fall is perfect everywhere.
In the winter, there is a ton of snow and ice, and people’s cars freeze, and there’s dirt and mud everywhere, no leaves, etc. etc. Fine. In the spring it’s humid and rains a lot. Okay. In the summer the weather is miserable and ugly people walk around without a lot of clothes on. Understandably annoying. But fall? The weather is crisp and cool, the fashion is great, the holiday music starts to play, Black Friday produces massive sales, the colors of the leaves change…and, of course, the food that’s in season is incredible.
Fall flavors are my favorite. As I sit here drinking apple cider, day-dreaming of pumpkin and/or apple pie, turkey, soup, anything with cinnamon in it, butternut squash, potatoes, etc. etc. I could go on forever. Fall is all about the comfort food—hello? Why else would everyone gain about 15 pounds every winter? We’re like bears; we like to gain some weight and slip into hibernation. It’s nature.
Fall is also the most common time for family reunions—whether it is for Thanksgiving or other winter holidays—and it’s nice to bundle up with people who make you smile. There isn’t anything quite like fighting over the spot in front of the fireplace (although it’s been a little less competitive ever since someone in my family burned a hole in his vest…true story).
So if you’re feeling blue about the cold weather and rainy days, just think about everything that’s great about fall! Wrap yourself up in a comfortable—yet chic—coat, sweater, and boots (and maybe a hat if you can get away with it—I can’t), take a walk around the block and look forward to getting home to make a nice cup of hot chocolate.
P.S. Photo from nataliedee.com (adorable.)
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am