Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Warming Time

I'm picking up from author, Jennifer R. Hubbard's post on entering "The Cozy Season."

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?

4 comments:

  1. I love all those things too :) And taking the kids pumpkin picking and going to corn mazes and putting mums in the front yard ... I could go on for hours about why Fall is the best!

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    1. Yup, and yup on the family fun stuff. Except for the mums part. I have a brown thumb. Thanks for coming by, Lisen.

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  2. One of my favorite holidays comes at this time of year: Thanksgiving.

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    1. And what doesn't warm one's soul more than acknowledging all the blessings they've received? It's my favorite holiday after Christmas.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments.