Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Things I Love About Fall

Now that the weather is turning cooler in our neck of the woods, I am admitting to myself that summer is really over. Instead of pouting about it, I am focusing on what I love about fall instead of how sad I am that summer is over. (Summer really is my favorite season... no offense, fall.)

1. The decorations. It's time to decorate for fall around our house. Instead of going scary for Halloween, I tend to just decorate around the signs of the season-- pumpkins and colored leaves feature prominently around our house.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. I had my first a few weeks ago and it was every bit as delicious as what I remembered.

3. Pumpkin Muffins at Dunkin Donuts. Some of you might remember I used to get one every Friday as a treat to myself. (There is a DD dangerously close to my kids' school.) I think it's time to start that tradition again!

4. Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Krispy Kreme. Notice the trend? I love pumpkin!! We have pumpkin spice donuts from KK every Thanksgiving morning. I love traditions!

5. The changing leaves. The trees look like an art palette as a drive down the highway.

6. The reduced temps. I don't like cold at all but I have to admit a few degrees cooler than mid 90's is a welcomed change.

7. Soups. It's too hot to make soup in summer. Yet soup is one of my favorite meals to make... and eat. This was very obvious to me when I went through my clipped recipes. I have a penchant for cutting out soup recipes, apparently.

8. Jeans. I love wearing jeans and it's nice to have weather that necessitates wearing them again.
9. Football. Even though I don't watch it, I like hearing it on in the other room. There's something cylical about football returning that signals the passing of time, ushering us from one season to the next.

10. Hot drinks. Though I drink hot drinks in the warm months, I am much more likely to stop for a decaf when I am out once the weather turns cooler. I love picking up a coffee, doctoring it up and taking it with me as I go.

Your turn! What's your favorite thing about fall? What'd I forget?

In honor of all the pumpkin talk, I decided I would link to a pumpkin scone recipe you might like to try!
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Chinamama4 said...

Cozy sweaters, cuddly knit socks, an extra quilt on the bed and one on the couch, a fire in the fireplace, the smell of burning leaves outside, cider, choosing the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin stand, apples (and all that you can cook/bake with them), that really really blue color the sky gets with the orange and yellow leaves contrasted against it...
Can you tell I just LOVE this season? :)

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Clear blue prairie skies and lower humidity! We live in central OH so the humidity isn't like the south, but to a prairie girl, 80% humidity is sticky no matter how you cut it!

I agree about the jeans. Match them with flip flops and the "contradiction" feels great.

Zibilee said...

I love so many of these things too, but I think my favorite thing about the fall weather is getting the chance to wear my boots again! Every summer I pack them up, and as soon as I begin to feel the weather changing, I get all excited and unpack them to wear with my favorite fall clothes. This is a great list, buy the way!

Debra said...

I agree summer is my favorite season also, but my husband and daughter love winter. Fall is beautiful here, starting to see the trees change just a bit. We have Indian Summer here in October, but this summer and fall are much cooler than normal.
Have a great day! Hugs Debra

Sheila said...

1. Jeans, boots and hoodies
2. Baking apple crisp
3. Picking apples with my kids
4. Changing leaves
5. Bonfires
6. Sitting wrapped up watching the local high school football game.
7. Hiking through the local reserve with the leaves changing
8. A trip to the pumpkin patch
9. Good sleeping weather, window open a crack
10. Bringing out my quilting again!

Connie said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I feel at peace again because I do not enjoy summer. I also find that I am much more productive and creative during fall...with all of the holiday prep, baking, cooking and crafting.

Yay for Fall!

Arlene said...

Pumpkin Spice Jello Pudding - this is the only time of the year that it's available, and I usually buy a dozen boxes of it. It's great for making pumpkin spice cake or pumpkin pudding pie. Mmm, I'm getting hungry!

Edwina said...

I love everything about fall - it is my favorite season. I love the colors of the leaves, the decorations (I don't do Halloween either - just fall), the cooler temps, the crispiness in the air - everything. And I love everything pumpkin, too!

Arlene said...

Hi Marybeth, I went ahead and posted the recipe for pumpkin spice cake on my blog. I hope you get a chance to try it. It really is out of this world good. Enjoy!

Curt said...

I love you in jeans too...