Top Ten: Favorite Things About Fall

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Finally, after a long, hot summer, those of us in the South are getting a taste of fall.  I love fall!  It is, hands down, my favorite time of year, so I’m loving this weather and it’s put me in the mood to share my ten favorite things about fall.

1.  The cooler weather.  I love the cool, crisp days of fall when the weather is just perfect — those days when you can decide between jeans and Capri’s, long-sleeves or short-sleeves, and whichever way you go, you can still be comfortable.  It’s also a great time of year for field trips, nature studies, and any other good excuse for taking school outside.

2.  The colorful leaves.  I love the colors of changing leaves — the deep reds, the bright yellows, and the glorious oranges.  Gorgeous.

3.  Fall flowers.  I think fresh-cut fall flowers are my favorites.  I love the bouquets I can buy this time of year.

4.  Open windows.  Ahhhh…having my windows and doors open while a cool breeze wafts through the house is my idea of heaven.  I do have to temper it some, though, with a houseful of allergy sufferers.  I’m the only one in our house who doesn’t have seasonal allergies. 5.  Football games.  I don’t really watch football, though it’s one sport I don’t mind watching.  My husband loves college football, though, so I love knowing that fall Saturdays will find him at home, relaxing (well, he’s usually not too relaxed during the games), doing something he enjoys.  He works hard to support us, so I like seeing him make time for himself on occasion.

6.  Camp fires.  I don’t like camping out, but I like camp fires.  The fact that we live in a subdivision does not stop us from having camp fires in the front yard when the weather is cool.  The neighbors probably think we’re crazy — which is why we don’t share our s’mores.  😉

7.  Cerulean skies.  Seriously?  Is there any blue as brilliant as a cloudless fall afternoon?

8.  Falling back.  So it’s only one night.  I love that extra hour that we get each fall.

9.  Thanksgiving.  It’s one of my favorite holidays because it’s the one where I get to see family that we often see only once or twice a year, without all the stress of Christmas.  (Isn’t it sad that we’ve made Christmas such a stressful time of year?)

10.  Convertibles.  My husband got a convertible a couple of years ago and fall is the time of year when I enjoy it most.  It’s not hot like it is in the summer or too cool (usually) like it is in the spring.  Fall is just right for driving around with the top down.

What are you favorite things about fall?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Kris, the things I would add to your list…Crock Pot cooking! Also hikes in the woods on our property (with our wellies on!)

  2. Great post! I love fall too. My birthday is this month so I guess that automatically made it a fun month when I was a child. LOL There is nothing better than fall though. Now that the weather is cooler, we need to plan that day hike up in John's Mountain!

  3. I'm totally with you on the open windows! I am especially enjoying it this year as I seem to hotter, ahem, than in the past. 🙂

    Also love working in the yard during the autumn.

  4. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons (although with moving to Texas that may change….) – I love the fresh, crisp air too and the colors – gorgeous!

  5. Fall is my favorite season, hands down. I just looked outside and sure enough… the sky is a beautiful blue – thanks for the reminder! I think we'll head out and enjoy it for a while…

  6. Love fall too and would add the smells of fall! Cinnamon and fireplaces and pumpkin and baking apples…mmmmm. The crisp air is wonderful too. 🙂

    It's my first week with Top Ten Tuesday. Fun!

  7. I love fall, too. For all the reasons you listed, plus the fact that school is starting and it gives an excuse to buy new books!

  8. *big sigh* love each and every one of those things too.

    Fall makes me turn to comfort food and hot chocolate 🙂

  9. I have to add chili and apple crisp for the fall. Love fireplaces too and Thanksgiving! I really dislike how long it takes to get here in the south though….

  10. Don't worry about what the neighbors think of your front yard campfires. They probably already think you're crazy since you homeschool. The campfires only add to the mystique.

  11. Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny when your post came up in my reader. How many times have we posted about the exact same thing for the same carnival? Twice now? LOL

    I forgot about the windows open. I love having the windows open! 🙂

  12. Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season. Plus it is the only time of year you can buy candy corn autumn mix! 🙂

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