There is a hint of it in the air this week. The coolness of the mornings and evenings, the warmth of the day without the blazing heat and humidity. Here in Central Pennsylvania, we know that it is as likely to be hot and humid again next week, as it is to be cool. But the signal has been given.
Soon we will see the beginnings of the early turning trees start to lose their chlorophyll and we will begin to see the true colors of the leaves. Such amazing beauty.
I love the autumn. I love the way the light looks, softer and more golden. I love the colors and the smell of burning leaves. I love seeing beautiful mums of all colors, and delight in carving pumpkins into beautiful luminaries to shine out in the early darkness that comes this season.
One of my favorite bloggers, Melissa of The Inspired Room, is once again hosting a Fall Nesting Party! She made a list last year of "20 little things to love about fall."
Here is my list of things I love.
1. The trees changing colors.
2. The blue of the sky in Autumn, and giant white puffy clouds in it.
3. Pumpkins carved into pretty luminaries.
4. Wearing sweaters.
5. Lighting candles more for a warm ambiance in my home.
6. The scent of mulled cider.
7. Drinking mulled cider!
8. Pumpkin roll and pumpkin bread.
9. Colorful mums in the garden.
10. Flannel sheets!
11. Falling leaves.
12. Short days.
13. Feeling cozy in the house.
14. Lights in the windows.
15. Eating more soups and stews.
17. Making beeswax candles.
18. Hiking in the woods.
19. Taking a Fall foliage drive.
20. My birthday!
I suppose I could go on and on.
I love to change the look of the house inside when autumn comes. We put on the flannel sheets, we bring out the down throw blankets, and other soft, warm throws. I use soft lighting in our home. We drink hot chocolate while reading good books. We drink apple cider both cold and warm! I delight in making my home a haven at all times for my family and friends to come to and feel loved and welcome.
Do you love the autumn? If so what things do you love about it?