September 21, 2008

Summer Ends, Autumn Begins

flying season is here

Last of Summer on the lovely Atlantic Ocean

I received an email asking me what my 20 favorite things about Autumn are.

I thought of so many that leaving it at 20 was difficult.

But here is a list I came up with.

1. "Indian summer" that slightly still warm time when a crisp breeze blows too and leaves scatter everywhere.
2. The brilliant reds , oranges and neon yellow on the trees. The landscape is alive with a festival atmosphere.
3. That golden light that settles on things on autumn days. Even the sounds are different in the cooler air.
4. The smell of spiced cider in the house
5. Huge apples of red and green.
6. Pumpkins and squash and gourds of all kinds.
7. Early twilights when houses spill out golden light from windows.
8. Watching the Swans head south. Hearing the call of flights of geese overhead moving to warmer sites.
9.Turkey, sweet potatoes, buttered squash, soups, hot chili for dinners.
10 Warm candles glowing in windows.
11. leaves blowing in the wind
12. The call of crows on cool mornings.
13. The sound of football.
14. Warm blankets and down filled comforters on beds.
15. Reading mystery novels on chilly afternoons with a cup of steaming hot tea.
16. Walking by the water seeing the changes in the landscape.
17. The joy spending time with family and friends for fall holidays
18. Chrysanthemums, especially the big Football Mums that I love so much.
19. Sunflowers and fall flowers in tidy bowls on tables.
20. The smell of pine and cedar and burning leaves.
List your favorite 20 things if you have the time. I don't know about you but I love reading what other people like..their interests , hobbies and what pleases them or puts smiles on their faces. So if you can share it , please do.


  1. I just listed mine, too :)

    This was a lot of fun, too!

  2. What a lovely idea to list these things. I am going to have to think of things too! It felt good just reading yours!

  3. Oh wow, i should have came here first before i posted today. what a beautiful list and i couldn't have said it better. i will just copy yours and post them on my site lol j/k
    i love hearing the geese too, and there are a lot that come over here.
    i'm not sure what #17 is, i shall have to look it up ;)
    oh yes, i will miss the sweet little hummingbirds, really i will, i love them and feel like they are mine when i feed them. they are so cute to watch.
    thank you for your sweet comments, they mean a lot to me.
    i hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi Annie,
    What a great list of things you love about the Autumn Season - I will have to post mine since this is my absolute favorite time of the year.

    I can't wait to go and see Radio City Christmas Spectacular! I was thrilled when Michael came and told me that he bought us tickets. You aren't allowed to take any pictures during the performance, so I will have to find other things to show off on my website.

    I hope your day has been a wonderful one. Huggles

  5. Hi Annie! Enjoyed your autumn list! Autumn is much more subtle in SoCal so I really have to think on that one. I didn't makethe wreath... it was from Costco. They have the greatest things there. Hope you have a great week ahead! (((Hugz)))

  6. Hi Annie! I knew Susan Lucci had to be around 60 because she's been on AMC since I was in college and she was older than me then. Somehow these stars seem to miraculously get younger! ;) (((Hugz)))


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