With fall just around the corner (like tomorrow), I can't help but feel a sense of comfort and coziness. Don't get me wrong, I love summer. Like L.O.V.E. Summer, but you just can't beat fall time in Michigan.
As a side note, I always though the first day of fall was September 21st, but I was wrong - I Googled it. The first day of fall is the day of the Fall Equinox, which is September 22nd. What would we do without Google? Seriously. Business search. Check. Spellcheck. Check. Random images. Check. Facts, websites, phone numbers. Check, check, check.
If you are not a fan of fall, than you are missing out. I love breaking out my cute blazers and boots and actually enjoying my hot coffee on a crisp, cool fall day. Snuggling up with my husband and kids to watch a movie and enjoying all those hearty soups to take the place of grilled meats and fruit salads. But, one of my all-time favorite things about fall in Michigan is the colors: reds, oranges, yellows, purples, green and blues.
Everywhere you look trees are turning fiery reds and oranges or brilliant yellows, and that's just the beginning. Pumpkins and mums and apple pies, oh my! OK, so apple pies aren't exactly colorful, but they are a fall favorite and the apples that are used to make apple pie are red, yellow or a little of both. If you have children, then you well aware of how colorful the American Indian's garb was when the Pilgrims came to America and how colorful your house becomes with all the fall artwork they bring home.
"Pumpkins and mums and apple pies, oh my!"
Another great thing about fall? It's the best time for photos. One of the reasons John and I picked the end of October to get married was because I knew the photos would be amazing. It's also a great time to get family photos for your Christmas card, or just to frame for your house or office. The weather is not too cold, but cool enough to break out the sweaters for a super sweet family shot.
I know that fall never ends well. Winter is always looming in the distance, ready to strike, but I just can't help myself. I love fall and I always will.
What is your favorite season? What makes that season so special for you?
Cheers to happily drinking apple cider and watching the colors drift by me on a breeze,