Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

20 Things I Love about Autumn - Re-Posting

Hello, lovely Friends and Visitors!

Happy Autumn day! Guess what? My computer crashed last week (I sat my laptop down on my son's powerful magnate without knowing it and it wiped my hard drive). That's why I haven't posted for a week. I just got it back and am way behind in work. So, for today, I am re-posting from last year.

20 Things I love About Autumn....

1) Watching a blaze of color begom up on our mountains and, over time, making its way down to the foothills and then the valley.
2) Brilliant gold leaves against a clear, blue sky.
3) Wrapping up in a blanket, taking the ski-lift up the mountains at Sundance Ski Resort to see the wild mountain colors.
4)Freshly 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 a hill in the mountain pass, looking out over the valley
8) Leaving out treats for fall faeries
9) Waking up snuggled in 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!


Christensen Family said...

I love this post! Autumn is the best.

Myrnie said...

Oh, your poor computer!! Sorry :(

Hard to believe that autumn is already here...we got an enormous stack of books from the library last night for our circle times, all about autumn, hay rides, frost, pumpkins, apples, harvests....really puts me in the mood!

Anne said...

I love how you describe the changing colors of the trees in your area. Beautiful!

I love making soup when the weather cools off. :)

The Gathering Place said...

Thank you for your kind words of support! I also love this time of year the most. Your photos are lovely (especially the cute little bee)!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a beautiful post sweet friend!!! There are so many wonderful things about Autumn...I hope you and your family are doing so good Elizabeth ~ thank you for stopping by to see me :) Hugs and love, Dawn