...crunching under my feet as I walk. That's just one of the things I love about autumn. This week at Fierce Romance we're saying Good-bye to Summer and Hello to Autumn. Since I hate good-byes, I'm posting a little love note to fall.
While I love summer, the warm weather and the long hours of daylight, I have to admit that autumn is my favorite season. Where I live in western New York, we have definite seasons. Unfortunately, winter tends to take up more than its share of days around here...but that's a subject for another post. I enjoy the cool autumn nights that make sleeping easier, yet the days can still be warm enough for camping (and cool enough for campfires) and bike rides and long walks in the crisp colorful leaves.
Another reason autumn has always brought a thrill to me is because school starts again. Yeah, call me a nerd, but I loved going back to school in the fall. Loved stocking up on all those school supplies (the writer in me coming out even then) and hitting the books again. I haven't gone to school in a long time now, but I still love to see all those back-to-school ads. Paper, pens, pencils, notebooks...my fingers itch just thinking about it.
Autumn paints the landscape in beautiful colors. My husband and I took a train ride with friends in the Adirondacks last October. What fun that was and what beautiful scenery. If you're ever in the area, check out the Adirondack Scenic Railway.
Fall festivals! Another thing I love about autumn. Do you have those where you live? All I know is that lots of small towns around the area have their own spin on the fall festival. Falling Leaves Festival. Pumpkin Festival. Apple Festival. Wine Festival. Ooh, wine festival!! This one is my favorite. If any of you live around northwestern Pennsylvania, you've probably heard of the North East Wine Festival. It's being held this coming weekend. You just might see me there picking up a couple new wine glasses and checking out the craft booths, the food vendors, and of course, tasting the wine!
So do you have fall festivals?