Thirteen Things to Love about Fall
Sleeping with the windows open.
Blankets just feel better when there's a chill in the air.
Soup that's been cooking all day.
Beef vegetable, chili, loaded baked potato, chicken stew
Apple, pumpkin, and cherry pies, cookies of every kind, bread in all varieties.
Pumpkins, straw, red wagons, toddlers, parents with cameras
Deep reds, bright oranges, warm yellows, fading greens, toasty browns
Raking, bagging, planting, pruning, mulching, standing back at the end of the day
Celebrating five birthdays and an anniversary with people I love
Dressing up, little spooks, candy, neighbors
Pee wee, high school, college, pros, rivalries, friendly pools
Early sweaters, boots, jeans, turtlenecks, long skirts, favorite sweatshirts
Coffee, tea, cider, hot chocolate
Evenings on the deck
Tiki torches, sweatshirts, friends, Louis, Frank, Dean and Nat
Grocery produce section brimming with red, green, gold, and marbled