Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10 Little Things to Love about Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Camus

I adore the changes of the season, and I find much to celebrate about what each brings to me. And now that October has settled in I welcome autumn with a little list of favorites:

1 - A crackling fire in the fireplace

2 - Warm and fluffy down comforters paired with flannel sheets

3 - The swirling red-gold carpet of leaves crunching underfoot

4 - Warm apple pie, candy apples, apple butter

5 - Candles of all shapes and sizes casting a soft, glowing light

6 - Scents of cinnamon and cloves and oranges

7 - The annual return of plaids, cashmere and shetland sweaters, suede

8 - Gathering pine cones and kindling into fireside baskets

9 - The amusing antics of the squirrels as they gather and hide their treasures

10- Pumpkins and haystacks and cheery chrysanthemums

There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been! - Percy Shelley

What are your favorites things?