It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall! Are you properly celebrating? Because I am.
I spend every day from September to December in a state of sheer bliss, clutching my chai or pumpkin coffee in one hand and a horror novel in the other. Even though I live in the Deep South where summer is known to stretch until Thanksgiving, fall is officially here in my head come September 1st when I start reading Stephen King again (always purchased, always used and tattered to shreds) and pull my sweaters out from under the bed.
I actually love the part of fall that’s happening right this very moment—when it’s not quite here yet, but it’s trying. There’s a nip in the air in the mornings before the humidity takes over and sucks every ounce of life out of you. The leaves, while still green, have a warm glow to them when the sun hits just right. And there’s a happy feeling of knowing that the entire season still stretches ahead of us. It’s like Christmas—people care about the months-long buildup, not the day itself. Sorry to all I just offended, but you know it’s true.
My love of fall often spills over into my conversations, photos, and food choices. And blog posts. I can assure you that this won’t be my last fall-related post. But here’s a snippet of the things that are making me feel all tingly inside right now:
- The sound and smell of fallen leaves
- Pumpkin everything