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Saturday, September 20, 2008

20 Things I Love About Autumn

20 Things I love About Autumn....

Melissa over at the Inspired Room wrote a list of 20 things she loves about Autumn.

Here are mine:
1) Watching the blaze of colors start up on our mountains and, over time, make their way down to the foothills and then the valley.
2) Brilliant, gold leaves against a clear, blue sky.
3) Wrapped up in a blanket, taking the ski-lift up the mountains at Sundance to see the wild mountain color.
4)Fresh squeezed (squished?) apple cider with cinnamon sticks.
5) Groves of mountain aspens shimmering gold in the sunlight
6) Ghost stories
7) The Harvest moon sitting plump and white with his chin on the hill in the mountain pass, looking out over the valley
8) Leaving out treats for fall faeries
9) Waking up snuggled in the warm blankets in a cold house.
10) The smoky scent of neighborhood fireplaces lighting up for the first time on a cold morning.
11) Autumn trees dripping puddles of golden lace all around their trunks
12) Scented candles that smell so yummy you could eat them
13) Soups, stews, and chilis with homemade bread
14) Bringing in and preserving a good harvest and having it all safe and sound in one's pantry
15) Taking family walks through the neighborhood at night
16) Warm fruit and pumpkin pies
17) Cuddling up in a comforter and reading to the family
18) Hayrides at neigboring farms
19) Fall Cleaning
20) Feeling thankful for God's bounty

Have a lovely day!
Elizabeth

12 comments:

Nichole said...

Great list! I forgot all about hay rides!

Happy Fall :o)

Bobbie said...

MMMMM.... warm pies.... I love fall too!! So happy it is on its way....

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Wonderful list. One of my favorite fall things is starting to knit again and to wear cozy sweaters.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a lovely and inspiring list. Hay rides! Warm Pies! Fun fun fun.

Thanks for being a part and inspiring us with your ideas. Your friends are welcome to join in over at The Inspired Room.
http://theinspiredroom.net

Happy & blessed Fall!
Melissa

jill said...

Enjoyed reading your list! The joys of the fall season and the comfort it brings is always welcome in my life. Happy Fall!

aunties said...

I loved finding your blog and your beautiful list of Auntumn. I could almost hear the fire and taste the warm pies. The ghost stories sounded intriquing.
Beth

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I loved how you described #11! Great list...we share so many of these.

Meghan said...

Well, I agree with all but ghost stories.
I am a big ole fraidy cat!
So no ghost stories for me.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful list and Happy First Day of Fall to you!
~Kelli

Kathy said...

Definitely being thankful to God for all His gifts! Love your Autumn list!
Kathy

ceekay said...

Wonderful autumn list! Happy Fall!!

bamboo outlast blanket said...

I think One think is, To Sleep in warm blankets!:)