Reasons why I love fall

Apple orchard

Reasons why I love fall

Do you feel it? That change in the air. The mornings are cooler, leaves have started to change colors and pumpkin everything seems to be on everyone’s minds. These are just a few signs that fall has arrived. There seems to be a fine line between those people who love fall and those who don’t. I am one of those people who look forward to fall each year. I might go as far as to say that it is my favorite season of the year. Since we are just getting into fall, I thought it would be fun to share with you the many reasons why I love fall.

Leaves changing

I feel like this is the biggest reason that I love fall. Every year I look forward to watching the trees go through their color shift before dropping their leaves. How long this lasts depends on the year. Some years they change slowly over a few weeks, while other years it happens in a matter of days. So far, this year seems to be on the slower side. Some trees have started to change but many remain green. Once the majority of trees have their leaves changing, we will go for a drive down the highway to take it all in.

Reasons why I love fall - colored leaves on the trees

Baking

While baking is something that I do all year round, I really enjoy it in the fall. Since it is cooler outside, the incentive to heat the house and get something out of it is strong. The smells of freshly baked goods is a great bonus. Of course, there are also tons of new recipes to try as fall seems to be a time when everyone is sharing their recipes, especially those that involve apples and pumpkin. These cinnamon raisin scones are a great quick recipe to try this fall.

Cooler temperatures

This one may sound strange if you know me since I’m usually not a fan of the cold. However, those crisp fall mornings are quite pleasant. It also means that wearing a sweater makes more sense. Where I live, I wear a sweater most of the year, but fall is the sweater weather I look forward to.

Pumpkins

When I think of fall, pumpkins always come to mind. In fact, many people have pumpkin on the brain. Whether it’s those pumpkin spiced lattes or pumpkin recipes, it is the buzzword this time of year. Let’s not forget about the joy of going into a pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin or two for decorations or for jack-o-lantern carving.

Apples

Though available year-round, apples and fall just go together. It’s the time of year when apples are abundant. I would always look forward to picking apples in the fall as a kid. This is something I wish that we could do every year. However, where I live that just isn’t something we can do easily. We did go apple picking a few years ago when we headed down to visit family and it was a great experience, especially for my son who had never picked apples before.

Picking apples at an orchard

New and old TV shows

Fall means fall TV. Whether it’s an old series coming back for another season or a new show, there is always something to watch when the fall lineup hits. Although I am not a huge TV person, I do enjoy a couple of shows and it’s always great when they come back on each fall.

Fall fair

Another fall staple is the fall fair. Where I grew up, there were all kinds of fairs around for us to visit over the fall. In fact, you would be hard pressed to get to the all in a single season. The one we went to every year was the Brigden Fair. This fair falls on Thanksgiving, and we would often go to it for school field trips and also as a family. I loved going to see all of the animals, especially the horses, and tasting all of the fair food. We took our son there a couple of years ago and he enjoyed it, even though the day we went didn’t have many exhibits open.

Brigden fair midway

Garden harvest

Fall may mean that the gardening season is coming to an end, but that also means it’s harvest time. All of that work and care of the garden has now paid off. This is usually the busiest time in the garden, but it is worth every minute. Sure my back is sore at the end of the day, but that bucket full of beans and potatoes makes it all worth it.

Onions harvested from the garden

Of course, not everything about fall is good. The biggest thing I don’t like about this season is that it is a precursor to winter.

Do you love fall? What are your favorite and least favorite parts of it?

 

36 Comments

  1. I love fall! Everything about it and everything you listed. The colors, the smells, the sweaters and boots, and definitely Halloween

    1. Author

      It really is a great time of the year.

  2. Love fairs and the cooler temperatures part of fall! Love being able to throw on a cute scarf with my outfits!

    1. Author

      Scarves are a great reason to enjoy that fall weather.

  3. Fall is my favorite time of year, well tied with spring. You’ve managed to capture all the reasons I love this season in such a beautiful way. Great post!

    1. Author

      Thank you. I also love spring as well, because it’s the season where everything returns and we can go outside without freezing our fingers off.

  4. I love autumn too! Totally with you on the beautiful colours of the leaves and pumpkins! I can’t wait to get to a pumpkin patch to pick my pumpkin. I wrote a post on why I love Autumn recently over at http://bit.ly/ReasonstoLoveAutumn

    Thanks for sharing your post

    1. Author

      Picking out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch is so much fun! We just picked ours up from the grocery store – sadly no pumpkin patches where I live.

  5. I love fall too! Even as a kid, going back to school was my favourite time of year (yes, I was a bit of a nerd). I bake sometimes, but for me it’s the fall cooking I love. Getting back to making soups and things like chili, and pulling out the crock pot, which I don’t use much in summer. Going for a drive to look at leaves is a favourite for us too. What do I like least? Hmm…bundling the kids up, and raking leaves!

    1. Author

      Nothing wrong with loving going back to school. Yes, crock pot meals are great, and soups and stews are a must for fall and especially winter. Luckily, we don’t have to rake the leaves where we live, most of the trees are conifers. But it’s sad in a way, because I would love my son to experience the joys of jumping into piles of leaves.

    1. Author

      Exactly, so many reasons to love fall.

  6. Summer is my favorite season of the year . But I am trying to find the pros of every season. I like Halloween and i’m excited to create my Halloween blogs and decorate my house. Although it’s not my favorite I am looking forward to it this year. I will look into some of your ideas and maybe It will make it more enjoyable for me too .

    1. Author

      Finding something good in each season is a great idea. For example, I really dislike winter, but I cannot deny that a light dusting of snow on the trees is a beautiful sight. I hope you are able to find something to love about fall from my list.

  7. When I lived in the Midwest, a visit to the cider mill, brilliant orange and red leaves, and the crisp morning air were my favorite things about Fall!

    1. Author

      Those are all great things. I have never been a fan of cider, but I remember going to a place as a kid and really enjoying sitting there watching them work the cider press.

  8. I love fall, apple and pumpkin picking, baking, new tv shows and fall flowers.

    1. Author

      It’s such a great time of year.

  9. Autumn is definitely a great time of year! Although I think I change my mind each season about which is my favourite!! Haha 🙂 I’ve just looked at your cinnamon raisin scones and they look yum – definitely going to try them out at some point!

    1. Author

      Nothing wrong with calling each season your favorite when they come around, that means you always have something to look forward to. I hope you enjoy them!

  10. Fall is such a fun time of the year! However, I DO love that it means winter is just around the corner. I can’t get enough of the snow!

    1. Author

      That’s great that you look forward to winter. The snow isn’t all that bad, it’s the extreme cold that makes me dislike winter.

  11. I love fall too. My favorite part is the cooler weather and pumpkin everything. My least favorite part is cleaning up the leaves that fall.

    1. Author

      I miss cleaning up leaves. Where we live, most of the trees are conifers, so the few leaves that do make it into the yard aren’t worth the effort to rake. Though when it comes down to it, I’m kind of glad I don’t have to do it.

  12. Love this post, it’s got me really excited for Autumn! I went out for a walk today and love seeing all the different coloured leaves and crunching though leaves on the ground. I love cosy evenings and stews and hot drinks with cinnamon…thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    1. Author

      Nothing beats the sounds of dry leaves crunching under your feet. It’s just so satisfying. Stews and hot drinks are great. I’ve already started enjoying my daily cup of hot chocolate.

  13. I love all the baking you can do in autumn too, orange is one of my favourite things to bake with but I’m looking forward to making some cinammon bakes soon too! The fairs sound like fun. x

    1. Author

      I haven’t done much baking with orange. You might have to share some recipes so I can give them a try. Mmm cinnamon bakes! The fairs are tons of fun, especially the bigger ones.

  14. I love the fall foliage! Also, now that I’m learning how to bake, I’m so excited to try making apple pies.

    1. Author

      Oh, that sounds exciting. I have yet to make an apple pie myself, but maybe I will do that this year.

  15. You make me miss fall weather and local festivities. For the last 9 years I have been living in San Diego where it feels like summer year round. Growing up in the mid-western United States I watched the trees change colors, the air get cooler, went pumpkin and apple picking. There was usually a September or October festival my family would go to. Dang I miss that.

    1. Author

      At least you have the memories of all those fall activities.

  16. Changing leaves and pumpkins! It’s the one time of year I get to enjoy roasted pumpkin seeds. Also being in Texas, I welcome the cooler weather!

    1. Author

      Roasted pumpkin seeds are great. We sometimes buy extra pumpkins just so we can roast the seeds. I imagine cooler weather would be a welcome change.

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