Sunday, 10 October 2010

Fall Lovin'

I love fall. I love everything about fall. I love the smell of the air. I love the colours. I love the temperature. I love the sound of crunchy leaves. I love thanksgiving with all its deliciousness and family time. I love pumpkins. I love scarecrows. I love Halloween and all the costumes, movies, candy, decorations, and stories that go with it. I love sweater weather. I love pretty fall scarves. I love when it starts to get chilly enough to go back to drinking hot chocolate and tea instead of lemonade. I love love love this season. It is the best one, hands down, no contest.

But yet, as much as I love fall, there's something about it that gets me excited for winter (which is only my third favourite season). I was making pumpkin pie yesterday, and even though pumpkin pie is one of my absolute favourite foods, as I added the ginger and cinnamon and cloves, I couldn't help but get excited for gingerbread (which I don't even like all that much). I love being home for thanksgiving, but being here means access to my keyboard, and I couldn't resist starting to practise up my Christmas carols. The other day, I was thinking about what I should do for Halloween this year, and the idea of a Halloween party just ended up getting me excited for Christmas parties. Every time I have a mug of hot chocolate or tea, it makes me wish for apple cider (even though I like hot chocolate best).

Sometimes I feel like it's a shame that being distracted by Christmas so much takes away from my enjoyment of fall for itself. Other times I wonder if maybe on top of all the things I love about fall, I like it all the more because it foreshadows Christmas.


Loud said...

Fall is also my favourite season. Shuffling my feet through piles of leaves, driving out of the city to pick apples (I wish I could still do this, but I have no car), apple cider (hot and cold)....

best season ever.

gnomesque said...

Yayyy fall!

I've been wanting for four years now to take a fall trip down valley way for apple picking/corn mazes/hay rides/zoo because yay fall, but the lack of car does make it awfully difficult.