Autumn Arrives


Today I found myself in the kitchen- inevitably when this happens, there is a 99% chance that baking is involved in some way or another. Today was no exception. And with the temperature dropping, and the harvest festivals and activities starting this weekend, its soooo hard to NOT want to join in. And baking always seems to do the trick.

Considering the pumpkin muffins I made the other day were nearly gone, and there were two bags of apples sitting on the counter, I figured an apple cobbler was a good place to start.

Not too bad. Not the best ever either, but at least the house is now infused with the smell of cinnamon- no glade scented plug-in can compete with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

And I still have plenty of apples leftover…….any ideas?

Since I moved to Georgia, I’m amazed at how attracted I’ve become to the autumn months. Being from florida, I guess its just not something I ever put much thought into. Down there, we only have three seasons: hot, warm, and sweater worthy. Palm trees look the same everyday, every year, all year, unless of course a hurricane comes around and knocks a few of them down. Butย even then they really don’t look much different.
So when I first got the chance to experience the fall “change”, it opened my eyes to a whole new season that I honestly didn’t even know existed.
Crisp air, colored leaves, corn mazes, apple festivals, halloween and pumpkins that actually come from a FARM, not your local walmart………..
There’s just something special about that. Its a transitional phase, and (according to my terms) the end of the year. Because in a matter of weeks, every tree drops its leaves, dropping away a years journey and paving the way for a fresh new start. Maybe that’s why its called “The Fall”. It leaves behind the old, prepares for the new, then comes back greener than ever, even after months of harsh cold weather.

Every year its predictable, guaranteed, and amazing and I never get tired of it…….As the seasons change, so do we.

Even though I tend to complain about my distaste for the cold weather, -yes, 60 degrees IS cold- I do have to admit, fall may now take my “favorite season” award.

Winter on the other hand has yet to win me over. When ice covers the road for a week at a time, I would LOVE to see palm trees any day of the week.

Is there a certian time of year that you tend to favor more than others?


8 responses »

  1. I agree. Fall is amazing. I like how you phrase that it is “leaving behind the old and preparing for the new; coming back greener then ever”. I’d like fall to be my season this year. When you see me in spring…I will not be greener, but healthier and stronger.
    How nice is is to be able to experience that season change in GA.
    One day I hope you come to HI. The season change is interesting out here. As you cross over the island to the higher elevations…you can see the change. Not so dramatic as GA. But still, you feel fall.

  2. People have a lot in common with the seasons, and they influence us a lot more than we realize.
    One of my dreams is to come to Hawaii. I will keep believing, and when the time is right, I know it will happen. In the meantime though, I’m still here experiencing all the things that Georgia has to offer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Girl, Autumn has been my favorite season for many years now and I grew up in FL too.. I love the colors and knowing that cooler weather is approaching ๐Ÿ™‚ Also Halloween is in that time and I love dressing up and going to haunted houses ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Its a feeling that you can feel the change on every level, and can’t help but want to enjoy it! I call it “Pumpkin Air”, because everytime I wake up and feel the crisp fall breeze or see decorations for Halloween, the first thing that comes to mind is pumpkins, and I know that change is in the air.

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