Day 21: Fall
Over the next four days, I’m going to write about my thoughts on each of the seasons. I’m starting with Fall because it’s the season we are currently in, but it’s not my favorite season. What a bummer way to start, huh? I was initially going to write about why I Fall isn’t my favorite season, but I don’t want to be all negative about it, because there are still plenty of things about fall to like.
My absolute favorite is watching the leaves make their color changes and bless us with their beauty. If you’re in the Nashville area, I highly encourage you to take a drive down Highway 840 from I-65 in Franklin to the Almaville Road exit before you get to I-24 in Murfreesboro. That stretch of miles is one of the most beautiful to see this time of year, because the land in that area is still heavily wooded with rolling hills of open land filled with some of the most beautiful trees I’ve seen. It’s one of my favorite drives this time of year.
I feel blessed to live in an area where the change of seasons is noticeable. As much as I wanted to complain about about how it’s cold in the morning but warm in the afternoon in the Fall in Tennessee, deep down I love that it’s that way. We have a pretty awesome variety of weather that really isn’t one extreme or the other any time of year. I once heard someone refer to Florida’s seasons as being Summer and January. It’s funny but true!
Fall is also the fun time of year to plan outdoor activities after being stuck inside all summer standing over the cool air vents. This is usually when I see a lot of charity walks and runs so that people don’t pass out from heat exhaustion. There’s also Fall festivals most weekends. Yesterday I took my Little Sister to a local farm where we went through a corn maze and picked out pumpkins to take home while enjoying the cool, crisp air of the morning. When we left, she said, “That was awesome!”
So while Fall may not be my favorite season, I will admit that it’s my second favorite season. There’s just so much beauty this time of year to dismiss it and see only the negative aspects.
What do you like about Fall? Do you usually decorate pumpkins?
“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” – Carol Bishop Hipps
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