“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive Autumns.”
– George Elliot
Fall is here!
I love that the skies are perfectly blue and clear for all but the fluffiest of white clouds, but the temperature is noticeably crisp. I adore sweater weather, and I love breaking out the sweaters that have been in hibernation. Looking into the tree tops and off into the mountains, I’m thrilled that I can see just a handful of leaves, just a couple clusters of trees starting to turn that fierce shade of vivid rust that I love. I enjoy waking up to a cool flat (as opposed to August when I wake up and both J. and I have kicked all the sheets off the bed and are still miserable), snuggled down in my pillow with the blankets drawn up to my nose. I love wrapping my mother’s presents of thick Scottish wool scarves around my neck. I love plotting my Halloween costume, debating the wisdom of buying new boots, and planning whose family we will spend various holidays with. I LOVE Fall!
Alternatively…with the advent of bronzing leaves comes that most American of holidays: HallowGivingMas. Picture this: walking through the mall I passed a home decor store. And right at the front of this store was a large Christmas tree, decorated in jack-o’-lantern and turkey ornaments. Major, major fail.
No, American Consumerism, I will not be guilted into extending my holiday shopping season by a single day, much less three months! Instead, I will be looking at changing leaves, celebrating my godfather’s birthday, wearing my university pullovers, and researching soup recipes, thank you very much.
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Me too! Me too! Scarves, Sweaters, boots, baking, Thanksgiving, poinsettias on the porch and warm blankets & comfort food… it’s all good!