As Crisp As a Fall Apple
Fall is just around the corner. This is the time to celebrate surviving the brutal summer heat and transition into the best time of the year. September through November represents the most enjoyable three months of the calendar for an array of reasons. While many people point to the beautiful foliage as the season’s most endearing characteristic, there is so much more to love about fall.
Fall DECOR is as Easy Going as it Gets
Perhaps the best aspect of fall is the mild temperatures. We sweated out those hot summer days and fall brings us the refreshingly cool rewards. This is the time of the year when you don’t have to worry about the weather. The temperature is just right, there’s little rain, no snow and just enough warmth. For those of us who live in the northeast without air conditioning, the lovely fall air makes for the perfect relief from those blazing hot sleepless summer nights.
Nature’s Beautiful Display
There is so much more to love about fall than the comfortable weather. Fall is highlighted by its beautiful natural colors. Stroll on through your neighborhood, public parks, trails and other natural settings for a visual treat. The rich oranges, yellows and browns are on full display up above in the trees and on the ground. The kids especially love to run through the fallen leaves, or make piles and jump right into them. No other season has the richly decadent eye candy that fall offers.
Fall Comfort Food With the Family
One of the fall season’s best features is its food. This is the time of year to bake apple crisp, roast pumpkin seeds and drink apple cider. These comfort foods have fall written all over them. Fall gives families a chance to get together for elaborate meals and good conversation. We’ve all got large appetites as the weather has finally cooled down to a tolerable temperature and our bodies are telling us to hibernate.
Fall’s Back to Back Holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving
The fancy meals don’t get any more extravagant than the Thanksgiving Day feast. From the turkey to the cranberry sauce and all the other fixings, Thanksgiving just might be the most fulfilling holiday from a culinary standpoint.
We would be remiss to overlook the other big fall holiday: Halloween. Whether you are a full grown adult or a child, you probably love Halloween. The kids get to dress up as ghouls and goblins or their favorite cartoon characters. The adults have the opportunity to relive their childhood by dressing up for a lighthearted day at work. Don’t forget the candy! This is the time of the year when everyone is excused from their dietary restrictions.
Fall is a Sports Lover’s Paradise
For some, fall represents the best time of the year because of all the sporting events. The baseball playoffs are in full gear, hockey and basketball begin their seasons and college football and the National Football League are kicking off. In the United States, football is king and fall represents the sport’s long awaited return. Some football fans spend the entire spring and summer waiting in eager anticipation for football season to start. Football means tailgate parties with rowdy fans, fantasy football and copious amounts of food and booze. You can’t get any more American than that!
Fall: The Temporary Segue That We Want to Last Forever
Others enjoy fall because it represents the comfortable transition from the blazing hot summer to the cold winter. This is the time of the year to bake cookies, cakes, casseroles and other tasty dishes before retiring to the couch with a soft throw blanket while the soft breeze rustles through your country curtains. If there was one word to describe fall it would be comfortable. You can wear your favorite pair of jeans all day long, you don’t need earmuffs, gloves or a hat and the temperatures are just warm enough to go barefoot around the house until the evening.
Autumn weather and country decor go hand-in-hand. It makes your home feel warm and comfortable, a place to wait out the cold months ahead.