I love fall and every year decorate our home inside and out almost as much as I do for Christmas. Calvin claims I have strong nesting instincts. I'm not so sure of that; I just enjoy the colors of fall. Something about the season pleases me. Going for walks is more enjoyable if I'm stepping through fallen leaves, watching squirrels scurry up trees, their cheeks puffed out with nuts collected for winter's feeding. Without the oppressive humidity and heat, being outdoors is enjoyable again.
As a writer, I catalog all these sights and sounds and smells for inclusion in some future story. But for now, I simply enjoy all the wonderments of the season. Apple butter Festivals. Pumpkin carving contests. Making treat bags for the hordes of trick-er-treaters that scamper up and down our streets.
And football...let's not forget football. Whether it's my grandson's middle school football team (#27 folks, isn't he the greatest?? Sorry, grandma bragging alert...ah...what was I saying?), collegiate or NFL. I love them all. That's why every year, I fall for fall. What about you? What's your favorite season?