Happy (almost) Fall!

Hi hello, welcome to September!  I love this time of year.  To be fair, I love most times of the year except those days in the middle of July when it feels like you skin is melting off (too hot) and the last days of March when there is still snow on the ground no matter how sunny it’s been outside.  Fall is my favorite, though.  It’s not bitterly cold like Winter, but you can finally breathe again after the heat and humidity of the summer, and it’s so beautiful, especially in New England where people travel to see the leaves (seriously).

Last Fall on Central Street in Newmarket.  Black & white film

Last Fall on Central Street in Newmarket. Black & white film

MY TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT FALL IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

1. Wearing tall socks

And, more generally, shoes that require tall socks (boots!). I like the change over and keeping my feet toasty.

2. Taking my sweaters out of storage

They smell equal parts like the tuperware they’ve lived in for the summer and moth balls, which makes no sense since I don’t use moth balls, and the first time you pull one on, you realize how cold you’ve been for days.

3. Mulled apple cider

As someone who does not enjoy tea, I very much like the second option for a hot beverage that isn’t coffee.

4. Apple everything

Picking them, eating them, baking and cooking with them.

5. My birthday (!!!)

C’mon guys, that’s not a surprise.

6. The foliage

It’s breathtaking and it changes every single day.  I almost crashed my car (exaggeration) several times last fall because the trees next to the on-ramp where so spectacular!

7. Decorative Gourd Season Motherf*ckers

Always. 

8. Seeing your breath for the first time

I’m a weirdo that loves the cold but that’s why I moved here!

9. That all the summer tourists have gone home

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the tourist industry is huge and very beneficial for New England, but it’s also really nice to be able to walk around town without getting mowed down by angry travelers and to get a dinner reservation on the weekends.

10. “Fall Jackets”

They don’t provide any real warmth, but it feels so nice to give them some air time and have an extra set of sleeves in the chillier mornings even if you know you won’t need the coat in the afternoon.

I know, I know it’s not “technically” fall yet. But the last 2 nights have been a little chilly, I’m wearing one of my favorite sweaters for the first time in a while, and I’m to excited to wait to blog about it on 9/23/14!

What are your favorite things about fall?

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