Six Reasons To Enjoy Fall
School may be starting, but in my neck of the woods, the weather can still be hot and humid. The air hangs heavy with moisture making the ridges surround my house hazy. I sigh. This weather was fun for a while, but now that we are getting back to some semblance of routine, I am ready to move on in all aspects of my life. That includes the weather. Summer has been wonderful, but I’m ready to welcome fall with open arms. Here are six of the many reasons to look forward to the next season:
My favorite colors are fall colors. When the foliage is in its prime, the reds pop, the yellows shine, and the rust and brown are warm and soothing. There are endless variations and ombres. This makes for inspiring views from the hills surrounding my house.
2. Crisp Air
The days of heavy air laden with humidity end, making it easier to breathe. Humidity is not my friend and I’m never sad in its absence. As the air gets colder and dryer, other opportunities to love fall present themselves.
Temperatures drop, making it possible to pull out my favorite cozy sweaters and faux leather jacket. Wearing thick and soft outer layers makes me feel cocooned and content.
4. Hot Tea
I love to have a cup of tea in the afternoon. Except in the summer. It is simply too hot to enjoy tea. I appreciate it when the temperatures cooperate and make a hot cup of tea comfortable and soothing.
5. Fall Scented Candles
I know you can light scented candles in the summer, but for some reason, I enjoy them more in the fall and winter. It may be due to the fact that I gravitate to fall and winter scents. Somehow smelling pumpkin spice through the house in July creates a disconnect in my senses. But that same scent in the fall makes all my senses happy.
6. Snuggly Blankets
Books, tea, scented candles, cozy sweaters, and of course, a snuggly blanket are cold-weather essentials. As the fall progresses, the days become shorter and the temperatures lower. Curling up with a good book is a great way to pass a lazy afternoon when the frost in on the pumpkins.
There are many more reasons to love fall. Anticipating them as we approach the season helps to extend the enjoyment a little bit more. Summer is quickly disappearing so why not embrace the coming season with gratitude and appreciation?