There’s no denying fall has arrived. While the days have remained warm and sunny, a cool tinge has started creeping into the air in the evenings. The trees have also been slowing transforming into orange and golden masterpieces. As I’ve written before, autumn is my favourite season for many reasons. But mainly because of how beautiful it is. None of the other seasons can compare with the glorious explosion of colour that manifest itself in autumn.
There really is nothing like the dark, woodsy smell of autumn. It reminds me of so many good memories. Days spent at my grandparent’s rural home, as my brother and I ran along back roads down to the train bridge, wading in the cool water below, or balancing precariously on ancient wooden beams spotted with tar. Weekends spent at the family cabin, racing down the grassy path barefoot, the smell of woods and salt air filling my senses. Or racing my bicycle down a leaf-covered path, the wheels sending crisp leaves flying into the air.
Autumn is the perfect time for musing, contemplation, and reflection. I love getting lost in thought as I wander along a path littered with freshly fallen leaves, my boots crunching as I walk. As much as I love the hot stickiness of summer, autumn cools everything off and slows things down. I also love pulling out my cozy fall clothing: comfy scarves, jackets, and boots.
Of course, there are all the other things that come with autumn too. It’s the perfect time for comfort foods and I love baking goodies to give to others. There’s the alluring smells of pumpkin and chai lattes and spicy scented candles. There’s the chill air that nips at your nose and cheeks, leaving behind a rosy glow. What a lovely time of year! I really do wish it lasted longer 😉
What do you love about autumn?