Walking across campus today I felt something I haven’t felt in a while: cold. There was a chill, not a slight chill, but an actual chill in the air. At first I thought that I probably should have grabbed my scarf, but then I realized something else: fall is nearing closer. So, with the idea that autumn, my absolute favorite season, is in the air, I thought I would share some little pieces of fall with you, and the parts of fall that are my favorites.
Leaves changing color. Something about that change that accompanies fall makes me feel like anything is possible. I love when leaves lose that summery green, and turn crispy orange, yellow, or red. Changing leaves, and the crunch of leaves under my boots, are my favorite.
I’m looking forward to apples in any form: apple cider, apple pie, apple crisp, apples, etc. Apples taste like fall to me.
Anything pumpkin flavored is a must for me during the fall. At Starbucks, I get a pumpkin spice latte (my first of the season is right there in the middle), and at Peets I add pumpkin syrup to my chai lattes. Pumpkin is my favorite flavor, so whenever I notice a pumpkin tea at the grocery store, I immediately become much happier and realize fall is coming for me.
Something I also love about fall? Cozy socks. I don’t know why, but it makes me think of home, family, and comfort. I know it’s weird, but for some reason cozy feet just make me super happy. I also love when I can start wearing boots all the time. I may be rather tall, but boots are my favorite kind of shoe. I always feel way taller and just more confident and happy when I’m wearing boots. Again, my feet are cozy in boots, and cozy feet makes for a happy me.
So, there you have my favorite things that fall brings.
What are your favorite fall things?