|Photo Credit: Forage by Erik Witsoe on Behance (CC By-NC 3.0)|
Fall is is my favorite season of the year. It starts out almost invisibly. The gentle cooling of the night air. Green leaves yellowing at the edges. The sun coming up at the same time you do. In just a matter of weeks, the leaves are crunching underfoot as you walk on the sidewalk. What is left on the trees are a fiery orange and red. The sun sets just as you arrive home from work.
Fall is preparation for the cold. Much like the squirrels hunting and burying food to get through the winter, we get ready for the cold. We turn to indoor activities. Wear scarves, socks, undershirts and long sleeves. We eat heartier meals, like soups and stews - stick-to-your-ribs kind of stuff. Drink more hot tea, coffee or chocolate. Hot toddies and cider. All so comforting. Warming.
I find myself at my most creative during the fall. The conditions are perfect for all the things I like to do. Read, write, knit, and cook. All the things that warm my soul.
What are your favorite things to do in the fall?