I know I’m 18 days early, but who doesn’t like to dream ahead? 🙂 And we have so little a time to prepare for this glorious, burnished season that is just around the corner!
What makes Autumn special to me:
♥ The cooler weather, the blustery breezes, the dancing leaves, the melancholy rain, the crisp tang in the air. The world is a feast for the senses in autumn!
♥ The intermingled scents of spices in the kitchen, bakeries, and coffee/tea shops — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom… they are the prelude to winter.
♥ Pretty scarves, sleek boots, and being able to wear coats and layer clothes! I was never an expert at dressing for summer; my uniform in summer consists of skirts, light tops, dresses, sandals and ballet flats. With fall, my wardrobe gets to explode and come out in a myriad of colourful, crazy ways! And I always enjoyed trying to stay warm more than I did trying to keep cool. 😉
♥ Books! I read books all year, but every autumn, I pull out my beloved Anne of Green Gables and walk through Lovers’ Lane and Balsam Hollow together while the leaves float down day by day. I also complete my yearly reading challenge at around my birthday –for every year that I’ve been alive, I read so many books for the year. This year’s count is 26!!
♥ My birthday!! I am an October Girl. ^_^ I haven’t stopped being excited for my birthdays yet…
♥ Thanksgiving. There is always much to be thankful for… but in such a vibrant season as this, I find myself being conscious of gratitude more often! How lovely that we have a special day to do so.
♥ Hallowe’en! To me, it is the last autumn ‘holiday’, full of fun, frights, and fantasies.
**Tomorrow I will be back with a post on my Fall purchases and wishlist!
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t love Autumn?!