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How Much Do I Love Fall? Let Me Count the Ways…

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smells, the food, the comfy clothes, Thanksgiving, a whole slew of birthdays… well, I could go on. But really, I think it’s a wonderful season. I truly think there is no better place to be in the fall than in New England, it’s absolutely beautiful as the leaves begin to change.

(Luckily, Mark also enjoys the fall and so it was a no brainer when we were picking our wedding date: early October — getting colorful, but won’t be freezing yet! — and of course this will be another thing to add to the list of things I love about fall)

Now let’s talk about the different things I mentioned above in more detail…

the colors
such lovely, rich colors – yellows, oranges, reds, browns, and even the remaining greens. What a beautiful color palette – really, if you’ve never been to New England in the fall, I highly recommend it (come for mid-October to get the full effect: lots of leaves changing, but not tons of bare trees, and it’s not too cold yet).

the smells
yes. there’s a smell to the coldness in the air – it’s lovely. But let’s not forget the other good things: Autumn Leaves candle by Yankee Candle, apple pies baking, cinnamon (but not strong cinnamon-y smelling things), fireplaces…

the food
I mean seriously, who doesn’t love soups, stews, and basically anything with apples in it: pies, turnovers, crisps, pastries? yumm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it all. It’s the delicious comfort foods that I love.. oh and the ones like a stew that you cook in the slow-cooker all day long…

the comfy clothes
Aside from the stretchy pants we all wear on Thanksgiving, there are some really comfy clothes in the fall — my favorite is a big comfy, cushy sweater. Curled up on the couch with a blanket, a glass of wine or hot chocolate, a good book or settling in to watch a movie as the wind blows outside? Nothing better. (I guess this could also be said for the winter too, but this is strictly a fall post!)

Thanksgiving
I started writing about Thanksgiving and the paragraph just kept growing, so I’m going to save that for a separate post later in month (perhaps, fittingly, on Thanksgiving itself?) – Stay tuned! (I’ll link it back here once I’ve posted it)

birthdays
Birthdays are fun. My birthday is close to Thanksgiving (and I’ll talk about that a bit more in my Thanksgiving post later this month), but mine is not the only November birthday in my family. Let’s see: there’s an aunt on the 7th, my future aunt-in-law’s on the 10th, my niece’s on the 13th, mine on the 20th, my sister’s and a cousin’s on the 22nd… okay, I think those are all the birthdays. (my parents’ wedding anniversary is on the 19th – I was born 2 years and 1 day after they got married and my sister was born 2 years and 2 days after I was born — and not even planned!). I love finding the perfect gift for someone, I love giving gifts!

Yes, fall is definitely one of the best things.

What do you love about the fall?

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