It’s been a while since I have done one of these so I decided that today is the day.
Fall is and always has been my favorite season, for lots of reasons.
Here are my thoughts on some Fall themed questions that should give you an understanding of my love for this season.
- What is your favorite Fall indoor activity?
My favorite thing to do on a cool Fall evening is to sit in my comfy chair and knit or crochet. Mittens, hats, sweaters, baby outfits, blankets, and I have even completed a pair of socks, but sometimes I have difficulty sticking to just one project before it’s completed because I’m anxious to start on another one. I generally make more things then I need for myself just because I enjoy seeing the completed project. I usually sell or give away a lot of what I make.
- What is your favorite Fall outdoor activity?
The Fall is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities. My favorite thing to do in the Fall is take my camera and walk or hike through the woods in different locations taking pictures of the beautiful Fall colours. My husband and I try to go hiking on weekends whenever possible. We haven’t gotten out much this Fall but I don’t think the hiking weather is over yet.
- What is your favorite Fall colour?
The colours of the leaves are very rich this Fall and I love the bright yellows and oranges, but my favorite is always the red of the Maples. These colours are three of my favorites at any time of the year but because they are natures colours in the Fall it makes life even more enjoyable in the Fall.
- What is your favorite Fall sound?
I have two favorite sounds of Fall, both related. I love being in the woods on a windy day and hearing the sound of the dried leaves rustling in the trees overhead, but just as much a favorite is scuffling through the leaves on the ground as they scatter as my feet push through them.
- What is your favorite Fall landscape?
My favorite landscape in the Fall is a body of water surrounded by trees with leaves that have changed their colours and is reflected in the still waters like a mirror producing twice the splendor.
- What is your favorite Fall temperature?
Fall can have a full range of temperatures from extreme heat to extreme cold, but a Fall with temperatures somewhere between those two extremes is what I look forward too. The heat of the summer is past and the cold of winter is not quite here yet. The days and evenings are cool and crisp and perfect for wearing jeans and sweatshirts.
- What is your favorite Fall clothing item?
When the temperature is too warm for heavy coats, mittens and hats, but too cold for sandals, shorts and t-shirts it is perfect for sneakers, jeans and sweatshirts, my favorite Fall clothing.
- What is your favorite Fall smell?
I love the smells of Fall, both inside and outside. I look forward every year to the smell of our turkey cooking for our Thanksgiving dinner. If our children decide at some point that they would like to take over the preparing of the Family meal for Thanksgiving I believe I would still have to cook a turkey myself (even if it was just a small one) just to have that delicious smell fill my house.
My other favorite smell of Fall is one that I’m sure not everyone understands but I love it….it’s the smell of dead leaves. I grew up in the country on an expansive piece of property made up of hay fields and forest.
The colours of the Fall leaves are always so pretty but eventually they drop to the ground and begin to decay. The thought of finding the smell of anything decaying may not be appealing to most people but this particular smell is a favorite of mine in the Fall. What is your favorite Fall meal?
I would have to say my favorite meal in the Fall is Thanksgiving dinner. My husband and I cook all kinds of hearty meals in the Fall but my favorite is most definitely our turkey dinner. The turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, squash, corn, all smothered in rich and delicious turkey gravy, followed by pumpkin pie and whip cream and/or raspberry cheese cake for dessert is a meal that I look forward to without a doubt more than any other meal we prepare. Of course the result is that I always eat way too much, but it is so worth it. (Oh we cook turnip too as it is a vegetable my husband enjoys, but I can’t include it as a favorite of mine.)
- What is your favorite Fall memory?
One of my favorite Fall memories would have to be of the first day of school, every year. No matter how warm the first day of school was it was always exciting to wear the new “back to school” clothes. Sorting through all of the new school supplies, back pack, lunch bag, pens, pencils, pencil case, notebooks, and even the “I’m only going to use it once or twice” math set. Getting on the bus at my grandparents’ house (their house was closer to the beginning of the bus run) to pick the seat that would be mine for the year. Showing up at school and seeing the friends that I hadn’t seen all summer and getting back into a routine. The first day of school was certainly more favorable then all the days following it.