Friday, September 24, 2010

"A" is for Autumn

I am participating this week in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday... this weeks letter is "A"!!

What Autumn means to me...

A new beginning, a fresh start

New smells in the air

Vivid colors on the trees, oranges, yellows and reds

The promise and excitement of a new school year

The smell of a freshly sharpened pencil

A brand new Big Chief notebook with blank pages just waiting to be filled
(remember those?)

The pulling out of sweaters, jackets and coats

Warm fuzzy socks

The familiar smell of burning embers in a fireplace

The wonderful aroma of hearty soups and stews simmering in the crock pot

The excitement of guessing when the first snowfall will come

That's what Autumn means to me

What are your favorite things about this time of year??


Lindsay said...

Great post! I love the fall and a lot of things on your list :-)

Anita said...

You describe exactly what Autumn was for me growing up in the mid west. Here in FL it's a season that is almost non-existent. No changing leaves, no cooler nights until November, no bonfires, not too many sweaters.
I miss having 4 seasons, I'm planning my retirement destination already!

Terra said...

Bonnie! This was fabulous! I just loved reading and smelling and feeling....

Teresa said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year! You've really hit on so many wonderful things about the season!

Becky said...

Reading this made me feel so cozy. I'm suddenly looking forward to saying goodbye to summer.

Jenny said...

Oh Bonnie, beautiful post! This brought back lovely memories of Autumn in Ohio. It made me soooo homesick!

Thanks for letting me visit my favorite season through your carefully worded post.

Thank you for linking.