Fall favoritesThis month we're celebrating changes, "turns, turns, turns". For this Florida girl who's been transplanted to the Midwest, this time of year isn't exactly my favorite, weather-wise. I live for the first warm days of spring and the dogdays of summer. Funny though, my favorite holiday is a winter one--Christmas-- but while I think a white Christmas is pretty, I wouldn't mind if the temp rose on Dec. 26th. :-)
As I sit at my kitchen table typing, wearing fleece, a thick robe, and warm socks (still shivering) I'm wondering how why we bypassed autumn and jumped right into winter. Does that mean spring will come earlier, too? Somehow I doubt it.
While we don't see many leaves changing in central & south Florida, I've come to appreciate the beauty of fall leaves and their glorious new wardrobe here in the Midwest. I'll actually miss it if the dreary weather keeps up and the leaves don't get the sun the weatherman tells me is needed for those beautiful colors to appear.
My favorite part of fall is probably the celebrations (homecoming for my high school daughters, costumes for Halloween, family gatherings for Thanksgiving) and knowing that soon the Christmas season will arrive when I'll be baking, shopping for others, and anticipating spending quality time with family and friends. Forget the cold winter weather, a Christmas on the beach in Florida sounds lovely, much better than goosebumps and chills. But really, if family is together having a good time, I guess I wouldn't mind being a little cold, as long as there's plenty of hot chocolate with marshmallows. :-)
How about you? Care to share what gets your groove on as your favorite part of fall?