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I Love Fall
Thursday, September 29, 2022 by Barbara

We’re one week into the fall and I love it!

I love the thrill of spotting the first tinges of color accenting the trees as they prepare for their winter nap.

I love apples—fresh from the orchard, baked in pies and crisps, warm and oozing out of my apple mill, and cold, brisk cider.

I love the warmth of fall colors—the accent of orange pumpkins and purple cabbages on front porches; spotted and striped gourds on my table; and cheerful mums of rust, burgundy, and yellow.

I love the nip in the air that prompts sweaters and hoodies and gives reason to light a fire.

I love the ever-changing carpet of red, yellow, and brown leaves, the swishing sound when I shuffle through them, and the piles at the curb inviting the child in me to jump in.

I love the aroma of pumpkin bread in the oven, the salty crunch of toasted pumpkin seeds, and a slice of pumpkin pie (with real whipped cream).

I love the creeping darkness that edges in a little sooner each evening, enticing me to curl up earlier with my book.

I love the anticipation of Thanksgiving, retelling the pilgrims’ story, writing what we’re thankful for on a large white poster, counting our blessings, a roasted turkey with stuffing and sweet potatoes, and too many dessert choices.

What do you love about the fall?


Comments

Kathy From Hope, NJ At 10/3/2022 8:22:38 PM

I love your ‘Fall’, Barbara—such beautiful imagery!! I want to live in this blog post!! I also love that change is in the air, the friendliness of pumpkins, anticipation of the coming holidays and first snowflakes, and being able to snuggle up in layers again. See you in Nov.!

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Love "I want to live in this blog post!" We just spent a few days in Lancaster and enjoyed the sight of many "friendly" pumpkins.

Susan From Wyckoff At 10/1/2022 1:28:58 PM

I love wearing a warm, bulky sweater wrapped tightly to keep me toasty in the evening.

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

I agree, Susan!

Sister Jane Abeln From Denville At 9/29/2022 9:15:45 AM

I love the poems with great imagery in words. Thanks, Barbara. I will not be at tomorrow's meeting because we have a reflection overnight into Saturday PM. But I was able to save the rest of the 1st Saturdays into next summer when the 7 of us set them up. Blessings and united in the Heart of Jesus

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Thank you, Sr. Jane. I look forward to seeing you in November.

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