Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Fall Y'All!




I recently read a blog that listed 20 things I Love About Fall. As I mentally made my own list, it began to seem familiar. I looked in the archives, and sure enough, last year at this time I wrote Why I Love Fall. So, in the interest of time, similar feelings and full disclosure, here is last year's list, with the addition of even more things I love about fall. What do you love about fall?

1. Sleeping in the fresh night air, with windows open after weeks of air conditioning.
2. Pumpkins, butternut squash, acorn squash, and gourds.
3. High school football.

4. Watching the
tree near our old house, which changes colors from the tips of the branches to the center, making it look like fireworks in the sky, with balls of fire at the tips.
5. Marching bands.
6. Youth soccer on cool Saturday mornings.
7. Planting mums in front of the church sign.

8. Needing a jacket on the way to school in the mornings, and shedding it before the morning is over.
9. Apple pie, apple crisp, apples with caramel, sliced apples . . . .
10. Corn mazes (I haven't through one yet, but this may be the year.)
11. Fall yard decorations: bales of straw; mums; pumpkins, winter squash, gourds; and scarecrows, and more mums.
12. Walking in the yard, with leaves crunching under my feet.

13. Bobbing for apples.
14. Raking up a big pile of leaves, for the sole purpose of playing with Whistle, Teenager, C. and E. in them.
15. Football
stew. (A favorite from our childhood - an oven baked stew.)
16. Bonfires: Wood, matches, hot dogs, marshmallows, and song.
17. Pumpkin pie, with real whipped cream.
18. Horses made from cornstalks.
19. Straw bale maze at the Fall Fest.
20. The Hartsburg
Pumpkin Festival

2 comments:

Ours said...

Some of your favorites, are also some of MY favorites...must be something about that name ;-)

Have a great weekend! and a great visit with Sassy!

W. Latane Barton said...

Karen,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Life in Wakefield. I immediately got on yours and really enjoyed it so I added you to my list. I guess we Primitive Baptist women have to stick together!!

I just fell in love with Whistle. He sounds like a very dear boy and I know that every accomplishment for him is very rewarding for you. God gives special needs children to those who can best love them. I know, for my youngest daughter has a 15 year old son with autism.