Appalachian Thursday–Autumn LOVE

Fall TrailIn Western North Carolina we’re deep in my favorite season of the year. And so, I can’t resist taking a moment to enumerate some of what I love about fall in Appalachia.

  • Fall color! Red and gold, rust, sunshine yellow, orange so vivid it makes you feel warm . . . I can’t get enough. When I go on hikes I’m prone to coming home with a multicolored bouquet of leaves.
  • Crunching through leaves on forest trails. I used to love jumping in piles of leaves and I’m still willing to take a leap or two, but it tends to make me itchy. So scuffling through the windfall is good enough for me!
  • Crisp fall air and that cerulean blue sky. It just makes me feel alive.
  • Beef stew, lasagna, chili, and all those other cool weather dishes I haven’t wanted since temps climbed over the summer. A glass of red wine won’t go amiss, either.
  • Sweaters and turtlenecks and scarves. Cozy clothing that makes me feel snug (and hides the effects of beef stew and lasagna).
  • Halloween–a great excuse to play dress up and eat candy. It’s the one day of the year I can wear a tiara or angel wings without drawing undue attention.
  • Thanksgiving–turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and cranberry salad and sweet potato pie. Oh, and spending time with family while being thankful. That’s good, too.

So how about you? What’s your favorite part of fall?

10 thoughts on “Appalachian Thursday–Autumn LOVE

  1. This might sound weird, but by August my body is caving a sense of being able to dress in layers, put scarves on, in general practice being warm. I am in a part of Canada where we’re privileged to have beautiful and colourful (falling leaves) autumns. Of course, there is the lack of sun that I’m not too crazy about but bring on the Vitamin D!

  2. Sarah, I enjoyed reading about your favorite parts of fall. My favorite part of autumn, besides walking midst gorgeous colors in the woods, is fresh apples. I could live solely on apples picked straight from a tree.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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