For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
I love fall. It is, without a doubt, my favorite season. The apple picking, the cool air, the turning leaves, the togetherness… It seems that summer and winter are the seasons where we hole up in our own little lives – whether inside to stay warm during the winter or inside to stay cool during the summer. Little plans are made or too many plans are made that keep us busy and away from family and friends. But spring and fall are the seasons where everyone is ready to emerge from their cocoons and greet the world again. We have been staying busy this fall so far with many get-togethers and a lot of family fun.
We’ve had some perfect fall weather and the perfect fall activities to go along with it. I’ve baked an apple crisp and an apple pie. I’ve eaten spice cake. I’ve been using the crockpot again for hearty meals. I’m itching to bake. We’re watching a lot of football. I’m pulling out sweaters. I’m cozying up in my pajamas at night. We’re keeping the windows open to get the fresh cool air inside that allows us to snuggle underneath our covers in bed and never want to leave. These are just some of the joys of fall. No wonder it’s my favorite season!