Wednesday was the first day of Autumn, and it’s time to take in all of the wonder that is this magical time of year. The leaves are changing colours, the air is crisp, and although we’ve still got some 20+ temperatures here in Toronto, it won’t be long before we’re curling up with a cup of tea and a cozy, warm blanket.
As we approach the cold, winter months, I encourage you all to stop and realize what a wonderful season we’ve got hanging around for the next little while. To persuade you more, here are a few of my favorite things about the fall.
Reds, oranges, yellows. Burnt amber, mahogany, mustard yellow. ❤️? There are so many beautiful shades of reds and oranges taking over the skyline. The city looks like it’s on fire; a gorgeous, flaming sea of amber. Just grab a book, sit on a park bench and enjoy the scenery, because it won’t last long. To top things off, we can put away the pastels and bring out the deep, rich, dark colours – the purples, the navy, the forest green. It’s just awesome.
That’s right! It’s time to dig deep into the back of your closet and pull out the fall clothes you’ve been stowing away. Long sleeved tees, jeans, sweatpants, and warm socks. ‘Tis the season for jackets, scarves and hats; the season where we can layer up, wear our favorite boots and oversized sweaters. Plus, if you’ve got that significant other, you get to steal their sweaters and flannel shirts to wear when you’re cold. And chances are, you’ll look so cute they’ll let you keep it – score!
Cinnamon, pumpkin, and crisp autumn air (oh my!). Autumn is the perfect time to do some baking and fill the house with inviting smells. Even the smell of coffee becomes a fall staple in the morning (here’s a tip: throw some cinnamon into your coffee grinds before you brew it; deliciousness in a cup). Once you step outside, you’re hit with that crisp, chilled air. I don’t know how else to describe it, but you just know it once you smell it: it’s clean, it’s fresh, it’s got that je ne sais quoi to it that you can only smell in the fall.
Before we get too caught up in all of the smells, let’s not forget about all of the flavours that come back once the fall season hits: apple ciders and pumpkin flavoured everything! Teas, lattes and pies: apple pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies.. basically all pies. Like I mentioned before, it’s the best time to do some baking. Plus, there’s always the glorious meal we like to call Thanksgiving! We get to stuff endless amounts of, well, stuffing into a turkey, roast that bad boy in the oven and accessorize it with mashed potatoes, carrots, turnips, yams, gravy, and of course, pie!
Raking leaves (to be followed by jumping into a pile of them, of course), apple picking, carving pumpkins, walking through the park watching the leaves fall and hearing them crunch under your feet, sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows (sure, this can be done in the summer as well, but.. whatever). Autumn crafts are super fun too, if you’re a crafter like I am! Building a scarecrow, decorating the house in autumn colours, and of course, creating a fabulous fall centerpiece for Thanksgiving!
I just love this season.
What are some of your favorite things about Autumn?
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