Sunday, September 16, 2007

Anticipating Autumn on this beautiful weekend

Don't you just love the first morning when you walk outside and it feels crisp?! I absolutely adore autumn. Spring used to be my favorite season - I love spring flowers - but autumn has won me over. And Brian has had a good weekend, especially today. I'm so grateful. After lunch on Saturday, we drove into the mountains for our annual pilgrimage to the apple orchard. The big Easter frost killed a good portion of the crop, so there were no apples left to be picked, but we took a wagon ride and pictures in the orchard and bought the already -picked apples. They still had that freshly-picked taste.

Why do I love autumn?

  • apple cider
  • freshly picked apples
  • caramel apples
  • apple picking at the orchard - and the pictures (notice a trend yet?)
  • getting to dig out my comfy sweaters and jeans
  • the beautiful fall colors
  • gingersnaps and pumpkin dip
  • picking and carving the perfect pumpkin
  • pumpkin cake
  • pumpkin pie (notice another trend?)
  • Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin
  • bonfires and hayrides
  • autumn leaves falling down during rain showers and sparkling in puddles
  • sugar maples - my favorite fall trees
  • the smell of burning leaves
  • dressing up and getting chocolate (that is what it's all about!)
  • our church's anniversary service in November
  • my favorite holiday -- THANKSGIVING!

What do you love about autumn?


Kim said...

That is the sweetest picture! This time of year is so beautiful!

Rachel A said...

I LOVE that photo! Great job!

I'm with you. Spring used to be my favorite but fall has won out. The cooler air is so refreshing after the hot summer. I also love things baked with apples and pumpkin. Yum!!!

Terri said...

-Carmel apples
-Fall parties
-Fall festivals
-High school or college football games watched outside in the crisp air