20 little things to treasure in autumn

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  1. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    http://theinspiredroom.net/2008/09/18/20-little-things-to-treasure-in-autumn-2/

    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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  2. Snowey

    Snowey Active Member

    Lucie, this is great !

    I love to bake pumpkin bread
    Take long drives into the country to see the fall colors, to me fall is not long enough and the leaves fall to early here in calgary :(
     
  3. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    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.
     
  4. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    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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  6. Snowey

    Snowey Active Member

    Oh how could I forget about football ?? Love football !!

    I would love taking my chiildren to the pumpkin patch when they were small
     
  7. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    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
     
  8. Woman

    Woman Member

    Colleen-do you mind if I ask you where in Pa. do you live-I live in Fallsington.

    Woman


    :Rudolph:
     
  9. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    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!
     
  10. Woman

    Woman Member

    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

    :Rudolph:
     
  11. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member

    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.
    Scarves.
    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.
     
  12. Pam Spaur

    Pam Spaur Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  13. candysprinkles

    candysprinkles New Member

    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!
     
  14. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Smells
    1 Warm smell of vanilla when cooking
    2 Smell of crisp air
    3 Pie in the oven
    4 Smell of a warm fire

    Colors
    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,
    http://www.countryliving.com/cooking/recipes/comfort-foods-1109
    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!
     
  15. CheeryChick

    CheeryChick Member

    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!
     
  16. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    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
     
  17. ChristmasRose

    ChristmasRose Member

    To me, fall is nesting time!
    My favorite fall things are:

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

    Happy Fall to everyone!
     
  18. catnipper

    catnipper New Member

    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.
     
  19. CheeryChick

    CheeryChick Member

    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
     
  20. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    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!
     

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