This one's from Songbird, of the RevGals!
It's that time of year, at least north of the equator. The windows are still open, but the darned furnace comes on early in the morning. My husband went out for a walk after an early supper and came home in full darkness. And yes, where we live, leaves are beginning to turn. As this vivid season begins, tell us five favorite things about fall:
1) A fragrance
Oh, I am going to be SUCH a string of cliches today. Gotta go with fallen leaves as my favorite–the way the woods smell when you're soaking up the last sun of the season on a Saturday afternoon hike.
2) A color
Orange! I like the way the visual warmth of the season sets off the cool tang in the air just perfectly.
3) An item of clothing
My favorite Saturday of the year is the one that calls for a cozy hooded sweatshirt, worn jeans and 'Stocks-n-socks. (But it's got to be really NICE socks, preferably Smartwools or something similar--NO SWEAT SOCKS!!)
4) An activity
Beloved and I usually spend a day at the orchard/winery not far from here, but just far enough to do some leaf-peeping on the way, followed by homemade applesauce that we cook up. Well, really, SHE cooks up. This year, I'm looking forward to watching the pups play in piles of leaves!
5) A special day
Our wedding anniversary is in October. Best day of my life! Lots of love, friendship, music, great worship service...and at the end of it, I came home with a pretty terrific wife. Here's one of our engagement photos, which has a distinctly autumnal cast. :-)
P.S. Here's a shout-out to Wonderful Colleague on his birthday. Many blessings on yer head, WC!