20 little things to treasure in autumn

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Dec 28, 2007
Québec - Canada

On this site there are lots of ideas (linkies at the bottom), so I'll be working on my list of 20 little things that do it for me in fall.

What are your 20 little things to treasure in fall?

1 - Leaves changing color - landscape is beautiful!
2- Apples! baking... pies, crumbles, pork chop in the crockpot with happles and maple syrup
3- Smell of a warm fire



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Oct 14, 2007
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We are taking our kids to the local orchard this fall for hayrides and apple picking. Then we will turn those apples into home made applesauce and apple butter.


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Oct 13, 2007
Fall is my favorite season!

* Leaves changing color
* Smell of cinnamon and spices
* Visiting the pumpkin patch
* Decorating
* The feeling- each season has a different feel to me
* Chili, potato soup, colder weather food

I'm sure i'll think of more.
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Colleen in PA

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Aug 20, 2008
My favorite things about fall...

* cool, brisk weather
* the changing leaves
* going to the pumpkin patch
* attending the scarecrow festival (Peddlar's Village)
* fresh-baked pumpkin pie
* caramel apples
* boots (not the snow variety!)
* football (Can't believe it took me that long to come up with that one!)
* back to school (I admit it - I LOVE shopping for school supplies!)
* Halloween
* paddle tennis resumes!
* wearing light sweaters/jackets

from the link: I love the idea of reading mystery novels in a darkened room...I might have to look for a good mystery - any suggestions?
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Oct 12, 2007
Ontario, Canada
My top 10:
~the sound the wind makes in dry corn stalks
~the crackle of a fire
~the smell of hay
~watching the many colours of leaves fall
~warm stew in the crockpot
~spiced cider
~cold noses on a morning walk
~a big harvest orange moon
~wool slippers
~fresh baked apples with warm syrup and whip cream

Colleen in PA

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Aug 20, 2008
Colleen-do you mind if I ask you where in Pa. do you live-I live in Fallsington.



Hi! I live in Haverford...about 8 miles outside Center City. Where is Fallsington? I'm ashamed to say I don't know our state very well...DH and I are transplants!


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Oct 14, 2007
Fallsington, Pa
Fallsington is in Bucks County next to Yardley-Langhorne-Levvittown-I was borned in Missouri-spent most of my life in Kentucky-then moved to Westchester County in New York and now have been in Pa for about 20 years-Fallsington is a historic town-very small-William Penn is the hero of the town-Woman



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Nov 4, 2007
Crisp mornings - the first morning you see your breath in the air
The sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet.
The beautiful fall-toned clothing, pumpkin, cranberry, and greens.
The first day you can wear a toque and mittens.
Burying under a warm comforter at night.
Fall decor: pumpkins, pinecones, cornucopia.
Sense of renewal that comes every September. Maybe something left in us from childhood that sees September as the new year.

Great thread! I love fall.

Pam Spaur

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Jul 17, 2008
Muncie, IN
For me:

The colors
The hint of changing weather
Knowing that the holidays are just around the corner
My twins b/d is in November
Time to change the decor in my apartment
Colts football
Cool weather treats~baked apples, pumpkin bread/muffins, chili, ham and beans (Ok, I do make some of these things year round, but it evokes feelings of fall)
My DGS's b/d in October

This is the first year in a very long time that I will be home to actually do some of these things! I love the fall season, because it leads up to.....CHRISTMAS!


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Jan 29, 2011
1. Sweater weather...that perfect weather that is not too hot, not to cold and a sweater and a pair of jeans are just perfect.
2. Mother Nature's Fall Spectacular...the colors
3. Marching Band Season (as another band mom put it...I heard they play this game called football before and after my kids perform. lol)
4. Candy Corn and Mellowcreme Pumpkins
5. Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Bread
6. The Apple Orchard
7. The Pumpkin Patch
8. Baking (brownies, cakes, cookies, casseroles whatever...just glad it is no longer too hot to turn on the oven!)
9. Hayrides
10. Bonfires when it is cool enough to enjoy them.
11. Harvest
12. Halloween
13. Thanksgiving
14. Fall Festivals
15. Octoberfest
16. Decorating the house for fall
17. Hot Cocoa and Hot Tea
18. Haunted Houses
19. Applebutter and fried biscuits
20. Christmas is Coming!


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Dec 28, 2007
Québec - Canada
1 Warm smell of vanilla when cooking
2 Smell of crisp air
3 Pie in the oven
4 Smell of a warm fire

5 Spicy, shades of oranges, yellows, reds, brown, eggplant
6 Leaves changing colors

Cozy - warm feelings
7 Warmth - candle, throws
8 cozy up the house (cocooning) - pillows, curtains, linens, rugs, flowers, plants, candles, flannel sheets
9 Comfort cooking: caramel apple porc chops in the crockpot, spaghetti sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches with soup, smell of warm bread, apple pie, apple crumble, casseroles,
10 Apples, pumpkins
11 Watching movies snuggled up in a warm blanket
12 Cozy fluffy socks and warm sweaters
13 Flannel pjs

Other things that Fall brings and that make me smile:
14 Halloween
15 Indian Summer
16 Fall magazines
17 Crafting
18 New tv programs
19 Watching Macy's Thanksgiving parade
20 Watching the Greater Snow Goose pass overhead

This list is a copy of what I put on my blog - I hadn't even counted and it just the right number!


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Aug 16, 2011
1. Leaves changing color...
2. Getting different birds at my feeders (the cardinals, juncos, and bluejays start showing up with regularity)...
3. Seeing the Canada geese flying in Vs overhead and hearing them call...
4. Foggy, cool autumn mornings...
5. Raking leaves into a big pile and jumping in them...
6. Visiting a local cider mill and having cider and cake doughnuts...
7. Decorating my front porch with cornstalks, mums and gourds...
8. It's cool enough to bake again!
9. Wearing my favorite soft, warm sweaters and scarves...
10. Waiting for the first snowflakes to fall...
11. Frost on the lawn...
12. Eating things made with pumpkin (pie, cake, doughnuts, cheesecake, pancakes, cookies...)
13. Enjoying hot comfort foods like chili and stew and drinking hot chocolate...
14. Hockey season begins (Go Wings!)
15. "Haunted" cornfield mazes...
16. Picking out our Hallowe'en pumpkins and carving our jack o'lanterns...
17. Watching combines harvest crops from the fields...
18. Seeing fall and Christmas items appearing in the stores...
19. Lighting my pumpkin spice and apple spice candles (well, okay, I really do that all year, but now it seems "normal" again...)
20. Planning for Christmas!


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Oct 11, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland
1. The smell of a fire burning
2. The changing color of the leaves
3. The crunch of leaves under your feet
4. Snuggling under a warm throw blanket
5. eating comfort foods
6. visiting the local farm for apple picking and harvest festival
7. the smell of fall scented candles
8. warm days and cool nights
9. sunny, bright blue skies with white puffy clouds
10. wearing soft, fuzzy socks and flannel pajamas
11. homemade apple pie
12. wearing thick sweaters
13. spending more time indoors watching movies, listening to music, reading a good book
14. celebrating the holidays (Halloween & Thanksgiving)
15. Knowing that Christmas is just around the corner
16. decorating for fall
18. new season beginning of my favorite tv shows
19. sitting out on my balcony on a cool Saturday morning, drinking hot chocolate while watching the sun rise.
20. driving around to look at all the houses decorated for Halloween
21. Football
22. visiting the farmer's market
23. hosting a harvest dinner gathering


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Oct 14, 2007
Almost at the end of my rope
To me, fall is nesting time!
My favorite fall things are:

Cool weather
Changing leaves
Decorating the house
Stocking the pantry
Afghans and throws
Hot tea
Fire in the fireplace
Flannel sheets!

Happy Fall to everyone!


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Jul 25, 2008
Hi Snowey,

Last weekend the TV got left on and football game was playing. I don't watch it normally, but it did put a feeling of fall atmosphere in the air! It also reminded me of my dad who loved the game.


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Aug 16, 2011
Oooh! Oooh! I'll play! I *love* fall.

1. Walking through a pumpkin patch to find the *perfect* pumpkin
2. Decorating the porch with mums and cornstalks
3. Going on a "color tour" to enjoy the colors of the autumn leaves
4. The taste of freshly-pressed apple cider
5. The sound of wild geese honking as they pass by on their way south for winter
6. Chilly mornings with a touch of frost
7. Pumpkin spice **everything**
8. Leggings and sweaters and knee socks and Uggs :)
9. The crackle of a campfire and the smell of woodsmoke
10. The crunching of leaves underfoot
11. Hot chocolate with marshmallows or whipped cream
12. Watching combines bring in the harvest
13. The arrival of winter birds to my feeders
14. Raking leaves (and jumping in them!)
15. Visiting a haunted corn maze at night
16. Cider doughnuts and pumpkin bread
17. Decorating our home for fall
18. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves
19. The scent of dry leaves and damp earth
20. The anticipation of the holiday season


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Oct 22, 2007
South Bend, IN
Lovely lists!!!

In addition to what so many have shared, mine would also include:

- Turning on the white twinkle lights in the fall leaf garland I've decorated around the house with
- Lighting fall candles

Both of these things are my answer to the darkness of shorter days...

- Having it be really cold enough to pull out my yoga pants, long sleeved soft cotton shirts and thick socks for lounging in the evenings! And my zip up hoodies for extra warmth!

- Making/Baking recipes we only make during the colder months again! Back are the soups, pot pies and stuffed shells, etc. that are too much to bear in the summer heat!

- The calls of the geese overhead

- Camping! We prefer our trips during this time of year!

- Football parties!

- Getting out the heavy bedspreads for our beds, adding an extra fuzzy blanket!

- Watching movies that are set, at least in part, in Fall - You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and so on...I also tend to gravitate to watching some of the older classic movies too - they just seem to fit the coziness!