Today as I was trying to figure out what to write about (procrastination, anyone?) I heard birds in my backyard--lots of birds. And I got it. My favorite sounds of Autumn which segued into why fall is my favorite time of year.
For one--the sounds. Birds have be particularly vocal of late and in my backyard. It could be the unharvested apples hanging from my trees--which would be all the apples they produced as I don't harvest--let's get real. Or the fact that a few of my flowers are still in bloom. Whatever it is, I love it. Then there's the tinkling of windchimes. Fall in the Pacific Northwest (PNW--hereafter) is warm and windy before the rains come back. And today there's a nice East wind coming down through the Columbia Gorge. It's 71 degrees, sunny, and the perfect day.
Which is why I love fall above the other seasons. See, in the PNW, our seasons are a little behind everyone else's--like our fashions. While summer doesn't get here until early July, when it does get here, it stays--and this year's case--stays and stays. But while the days get warm, it cools down for a comfortable night's sleep.
I love fall colors. Although we don't get that much here and I have to be satisfied with looking at pictures. I live in the Evergreen State and there's a reason they call it that. It's always green. These pictures are from my patio taken this morning. That said, the colors of the fall palette are my favorite all year around.
I love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes, candy corn, and my mom's pumpkin bars.
I love the new television season where my old faves return--Bones, Castle, and Grey's. And new faves begin--Last Resort and hopefully, Nashville--I have high hopes for that one. But I had the highest hopes for Revolution and so far, not impressed.
I love witches, scarecrows, and pumpkins. Thanksgiving and Halloween. Holiday Bazaars.
And I really do look forward to the rain returning. I am a PNW born and bred -- rain is in my blood. And I love, love autumn storms--wind and rain.
My list could go on and on, so now I turn it over to you--what's your favorite thing about Fall.