October 25, 2013

Autumn Meme on a Chilly Day

Chilly out today but sunny and bright with clear deep blue skies.
I am going to try to write a meme once a week for people to try out.  And even if no one does it, I will try to myself.  But, I hope you will all join in because it would be so much fun if we all did it.

Here is a nice meme found via Sunday Stealing.

 Fall/Autumn Meme

 1.First of all, is autumn your favorite season? Why or why not?
Yes. I like the cooler, drier weather and the smells in the air this time of year. I was born in the late autumn as well.   I used to love when it got dark early as it meant rest and quiet.   Now the awful Daylight Savings Time goes on and on forever.. ugh.

 2.Is it ‘autumn’ or ‘fall’, to you?
 Well, it is both as they are different. Autumn is the season but 'fall' is when the leaves fall from the trees. I learned that from the Farmer's Almanac long ago.

3.What kind of weather does your area get during this season?
All kinds! It depends on the year. It can be below freezing on Halloween, or in the 70's and you just have to wait and see. Today the temperature is 51F and 58% humidity. There is a slight breeze and it is chilly enough for a light jacket or sweatshirt outside.

4.Were you born in an autumn month?
 I was indeed.

5.Do you pay attention to any ‘fall fashions’?
Yes. I like to wear sweatshirts and corduroy jackets, etc in the autumn.  I like wearing the autumn colors more too.

6.Which leaf color is your favorite?
The bright red of the sugar maple trees and the neon orange of other trees.

7.Is it still fun to rake the leaves and jump in piles of them?
No, nowadays my spinal column dictates what I do and don't do and jumping and running will never be something I can do again.

8.When can you really tell that it’s autumn?
 When the leaves begin the change and there is the clearer crisper blue skies and air. The ocean temps go down as well.

 9.Do you enjoy carving pumpkins? 
 I have never done that.  I can imagine I would though.

 10. Do you eat the pumpkin seeds? 
Yes and I like them.

11  If so, do you put any kind of flavoring on it? 
A bit of salt maybe.

 12 Are you planning to go to a pumpkin patch this year? 
 No. Never been to one in my life. Maybe next year I could try to go with the kids.

13 Which was your favorite Halloween costume to wear?
None. I don't wear them.

14 Are you planning to go trick-or-treating? Why or why not? 
No. I don't celebrate Halloween really.

15 Are there any county fairs or festivals held nearby during this time?  
I think most of them are in late summer. 

16 What is your favorite dessert for this time of year?  
 Pie! Pie! Pie!   I am a good baker so I enjoy my own pies quite a lot. Apple pies, Shoo Fly Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin, Vinegar Pie, Peach Pie, Chocolate Praline Pie.. you name it, I make it.

 17 Is your Thanksgiving Day in October or November, if you even celebrate it? 
November and yes, I celebrate it.  Why ever miss a chance to thank God for all he does for us?

18  If you do celebrate it, where do you usually have Thanksgiving dinner?
It was at my mother's when she was still with us.      Now it is at my house.

19  Do you remember any crafts you used to do that were autumn-themed? 
In school we made leaves that were taped up in the windows.  It is a fun thing to do even now.

20  Are any of your favorite bands doing a fall tour this year?
I have no clue as I don't follow musical groups really and  never did.  I like music but I am not a 'fan'.

21  Which new TV show are you looking forward to this season? 
Return of the Big Bang Theory 

22  How does autumn typically make you feel? 
Happy and more alive than other seasons.

23 What color do you always associate with autumn?

24 Is there a song that always reminds you of this season? 
 "Autumn in New York"(below) and "Harlem Nocturne", "Autumn Leaves" and the theme from "Perry Mason"(below) .

25 Do you have any seasonal traditions?  
Fall scented candles and  Chrysanthemums on the porch (the new Glade Fall Hayride etc are really nice.)

26 Do you spend a lot of time outside during this time of the year?  
 I certainly love to when I can. As a kid I sure did.

27  How can you tell that fall is over?  
 Snow arrives, all the leaves are gone.

28 What is a typical autumn outfit that you wear? 
A button  down  collar oxford shirt and a crew neck sweatshirt over top in navy, maroon or green. Denim below and soft brown Indian moccasins or Bass Weejun penny loafers or Navy Keds. 

29  Describe a perfect autumn day:
 Being outside, walking along the bay. Watching water birds fly off.  Playing with my dog on the bay when she was still with me.
 I miss her so much. She was a Flat Coat Retriever , a wonderful swimmer.
Getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts.     Chrysanthemums!

30 Do you hate it when stores start promoting Christmas early? 
No, they have to make a living and starting early ensures more sales.  Store owners do the best they can.

31 What is your favorite thing about this season?
   Empty beaches, tourists gone home, beautiful colors, the fresh crisp air and  chilly temperatures.


  1. Happy Friday Annie,
    I enjoyed your answers to that meme. I will do your memes for sure :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend we are expecting it to warm up in the 80's again this weekend. I am so sick of warm weather I like to wear my fall clothes :) Hugs, Dru

  2. Hi Annie! Enjoyed reading the autumn meme. I think I would enjoy autumn even more if I didn't live in CA. We have seasonal changes but not like on the east coast... we don't get the bright reds, really... mainly oranges and yellows. Our leaves don't fall until quite late- November and even December- unless we get Santa Ana's that blow them all off. Your fall outfit sounds very preppy and east coast! ;) I wear white leather Keds year round. Have a lovely weekend and I'll participate in your meme, too! (((Hugz)))

  3. Hi Annie; I was just looking on the the Sunday Stealing website earlier today and was tempted to do this one myself. Love all your answers and would answer about the same as you 95% of the time. :) Right now it looks like winter type weather is not far behind in my neck of the woods. 30 degrees at night and it only hit 48 degrees all day. They are predicting snow flurries for tomorrow. I'm definitely not looking forward to it as Autumn hasn't been here long enough.
    If you decide to do your own meme, I will participate in doing it too. Have a lovely weekend my friend. Hugs

  4. Hi Annie,
    Happy Saturday! This is a great meme, love your answers!! I would participate in your meme. :)

  5. This was fun to read, Annie! Autumn has always been my favorite season as I loved the beautiful tree colors, the cooler air, and beautiful way the sun light appears this time of the year. I also love that it is apple and pumpkin pie season!

  6. Hi Annie. Great idea on the weekly meme. I'll look forward to joining in. Hugz!


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