Friday, September 23, 2011

Into each life some leaves must FALL!

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

~ The Byrds based on Ecclesiastes 3:1

It's September 23, the first official day of Fall or Autumn if you prefer. And these days they are a changing, so today's feature is some Fall favorites. What are yours?

Fav Fall memories from back in the day:

2. Collecting leaves: glorious colors, crayon rubbings, big piles to jump in!
3. High school homecoming: a parade, a football game, and a dance. What's not to like?
1. Halloween: costumes, pumpkins, parties, and of course, CANDY!

Brian (noting that Sue took all the good ones)
2) The smell of Fall in the air - its a combination of rain, leaves, and a little coolness. You can't smell the snow coming yet, but it's not far off.
3) Reading stories - I don't know why I don't like to do much reading the rest of the year, but I've always tended to read more in the Autumn.
1) Camping and a campfire. I liked the weekend camp outs I went on as a kid in the Fall. I loved the night time by the fire, looking at the stars and telling stories.

Fav Fall food or drinks:

2. Pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream!
3. Taffy Apples with nuts - good! With chocolate and nuts- even better! Making your own - the best!
1. Creamy and savory soups! Some of our favorites 'round here: chicken noodle, tomato, or spinach tortellini.

2) Cider - hot or cold, spiced or plain.
3) Donuts - preferably from the same place as the cider.
1) Cinnamon things...

Fav Fall activities:

2. Apple picking - eating, baking, dipping in caramel - yum!
3. Sweater wearing - I have a favorite, it's long and grey, comfy cozy, and I've already started wearing it.
1. Soccer watching - now I know Brian will say watching football, but we are a soccer family in these parts.

2) ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?!?!?! (um... clearly I am)
3) Motorcycle rides. I don't have a bike right now, but when I did - it's always been a favorite time.
1) Walks in the woods. I can't get enough of that.


  1. Fall:

    Cooler weather. 50-65 is perfect for me; Michigan summers are too hot and humid.

    We can go hiking without bugs swarming our heads.

    A small herd of deer visit our yard most mornings.

    There is something Rockwellian about seeing schoolbuses around.

    The sun slants into my office window in the morning instead of going up and over the house right away.

    Coffee tastes better when the air is crisp and you can see steam.

    Bonfires in our firepit. Who wants to sit by a fire when it is already 95 degrees?

    The frequency of mowing the lawn trickles away.

    Orion comes back to the night sky.

  2. Between Steve above and Sue...I'm feeling rather unoriginal this evening...still--here we go:

    Favorite Fall Memories:

    2. The smell of pumpkin pie baking, from the curb as I got off the school buss
    3. Mom's annual Halloween Costume Creation
    1. Two Words....PUMPKIN CARVING!!!! which also included ROASTING seeds...see below!


    2. Roasted MUSH-MELONS (my 5 yr old attempt at saying MARSHMELLOWS)
    3. Homemade Apple Butter
    1. Spiced Hot Apple Cider w/extra cinnamon

    Honorable Mention: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


    2. Stargazing
    3. Baking
    1. Bonfires with Roasted Mushmelons and Cider !!


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