10 Awesome Things That Fall Brings
The sunny days of summer may be over, but there are plenty of things to love about the fall season—even if you’re not a pumpkin spice everything fan. Here are ten reasons why fall is a magical time of year:
1. The Scenery
Everywhere you look, trees are stunning shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. As the leaves fall, they look just as beautiful on the ground as in the trees.
2. The Weather
One of the best things about fall is the weather. Summer’s sweltering heat and humidity are gone, replaced by crisp, cool days that are perfect for spending time outdoors.
3. A Fresh Start
With the changing season, you may feel a sense of having a fresh start to make changes to your life, like working towards a new goal or building a new habit.
4. The Fashion
Boots, scarves, and cozy sweaters—need we say more? Fall fashion lets us get comfortable with layering our clothing, switching from sandals to boots, and transitioning to deeper colors.
5. Comforting Food
Fall food is rich, savory, and comforting. There are gravies, mashed potatoes, apple cider, and the traditional turkey dinner. Bring on the decadent apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies to indulge in. Scroll through social media to find new soup and casserole recipes to try.
The seasonal fall fruits are about than just eating; they’re also about memory-making events like going apple picking in an orchard or finding the perfect pumpkin from a pumpkin patch.
6. Fall Decor
It’s time to add fall decor to your home using rich colors, scented candles, and seasonal items like pumpkins and gourds.
7. Fall Holidays
Autumn is a time of year for celebrating holidays with family and friends, such as:
8. Long Walks and Hikes
Fall’s crisp, cool air is perfect for taking a hike on your favorite nature trail or a long walk at a park. If you’re lucky, you get to experience the sounds and scents of walking on fallen leaves.
9. Cozying Up by the Fireplace
There’s nothing cozier than curling up by a warm, crackling fireplace and drinking from your favorite coffee cup on a chilly autumn day. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can watch one on TV or online for the ambiance.
10. The Scents
There are so many comforting fall scents that can bring a special feeling of home and comfort:
- Burning wood
- Cinnamon rolls
- Turkey roasting
- Pumpkin everything
- Simmering soups
- Pies baking
- Crushed leaves