Fall is in the air. There is no doubt about it. The leaves are turning colors and falling. A slight chill nips at my nose after a long summer of heat and humidity. People are breaking out the cozy sweatshirts. Hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes are being advertised. Fall is here.
I love the fall. Don’t get me wrong, every season has its pros and cons. I have reasons to love every season but right now, I am enjoying the fall. I think I appreciate it even more now that I am a college student (and have a lot of walking to do). The first few weeks of classes were hot. Running across campus and arriving to class sweaty was not very enjoyable. In addition, my car was like an oven after sitting in the parking lot in the sun all day. Now, however, a slight chill welcomes me every time I set foot in the outside world. I am thankful for this temperature drop. It is generally pleasant to walk in and allows me to wear some of my favorite clothes (sweatshirts, sweaters, jeans, scarves, and boots). The leaves are all shades of yellow, orange, red, brown and green and decorate the pathways on campus. I know that the temperatures are going to get colder and I’m not sure I’m going to be so happy then. (Snow + ice + cold + college campus = not fun). But for now I’m going to be thankful for this beautiful weather and enjoy it while I can.
This weekend has been a four day weekend. Tomorrow classes resume. Yesterday I went to a local apple orchard with one of my friends from high school that was home for the weekend. We went on a tractor ride, saw the pumpkin patch and all the apple trees, and saw the mountains in the distant. Fall in one of the best times to live in New England. The mountains, covered in foliage, are just breathtaking. When I was little, my parents and I often took scenic train rides during the fall just to enjoy the leaves. Back then, I didn’t think too much of them. I was more concerned with the fact that there were rarely any other kids (similar in age) on these trips. Now I wish I had paid more attention. As I have grown up, I have gained a better appreciation for the natural art presented each autumn. Just driving to school is enjoyable in the fall with all the brightly colored leaves. At home, my car is parked under a tree. Every morning, leaves litter the front part of the car. I live on fairly big hill and when I drive down it, the leaves fly off like confetti. It’s kind of a cool experience.
I really got in the fall mood this past weekend after I completed my grandma’s birthday gift. Tomorrow is my grandma’s birthday. We’re going to be celebrating tonight since I don’t have classes today. I made her an autumn wreath. When I first created this blog, I knew I was going to want to post some of my craft projects here. I enjoy making things. Here’s a picture of how it turned out. I was kind of afraid because I had never made a wreath before and the supplies are not exactly cheap. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Happy Fall!