Wednesday, September 14
Football, Pumpkin Spice, and Heaven
You see, I always thought winter was my favorite (because, hello! snow!), but then I can't discount spring because - new flowers and all the pretty colors...but there is something about a 90 degree day spent in the pool that is just heavenly...and then, when the calendar switches around again and the leaves start to fall from the trees and that crispness hits the air for the first time in months... So, it turns out I'm a bit of a season flake. I like them all, and at least once each year each one of them is my absolute favorite.
The thing is, though, that there are certain things about each season that are always my favorite, not matter what. In winter it is that first snow fall and the first mug of cocoa on a cold night. In the spring, it's looking at my flower garden when the first planting is done. Summer means I'm waiting - anxiously! - for that first string of 90+ degree days so I can cool off in the pool (around day 5 of 90+ I get tired of it)...and in the autumn...well, here we go!
My first favorite thing about fall is in the picture in the top left corner - the changing colors, the crunchy leaves I walk through, the chill in the air early in the morning. I grew up in south-central Missouri where fall..isn't. Growing up the weather would go from Indian Summer days of 80+ temperatures into the temperature basement of 35 and below. No happy medium. The leaves would fall, of course, but very rarely did we get the range of colors that I get now that my family has moved to Northern Ohio.
My second favorite thing is football - college, professional, or high school...I love everything about football from the loud crowds to the smell of a freshly painted field to the halftime bands...
And a fall-favorites list wouldn't be complete without a quick mention of pumpkin spice - although I'll admit, I don't like to drink or eat pumpkin spice anything. I like to smell it, and so I'm going to hit up Yankee Candle in a couple of days to stock up on jar candles and wax melts and maybe even some fragrance beads....
So, readers, what is your favorite thing about fall?