Things I love about fall in New England:
1. Hot apple cider donuts. Not from Dunkin’. Not from a bakery. Not from the store. They have to be from a place that has goats outside and bits of straw are trailed all over the floor. The better you can see the vat of oil, the better they taste. It’s true.
2. The satisfying sound of dry leaves crunching underneath your shoes as you walk on the sidewalk.
3. Hot beverages. Cocoa, coffee, tea, chai, steamers, you name it.
4. Brisk, chilly walks. I love taking walks in the fall. (*See #2.) The air is chilly enough to keep you cool. The air just tastes fresher. You can feel it in your lungs.
5. The changing leaves. New England is known for their scenic autumn landscape. It’s worth the frigid winter every single time.
6. The clothes. Jeans, sweatshirts, sweaters, scarves, flannel, puffy vests, boots, wool socks and earmuffs. Welcome back into my life.
7. Lumberjack husband. I used to tease my husband about the wardrobe takeover of plaids, flannels are Carharrt that would take over every fall. But now it’s not autumn without it.
8. Raking. Well, conditionally. It’s fun the first three times. After that it’s painful. But at least you’re burning calories. Right?
9. The plethora of holidays: namely, my birthday, Halloween, our dating anniversary and Thanksgiving.
10. Apple picking. Pumpkin picking. Homecoming parades. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Maple scones. Fleece lined slippers. Sidewalks lined with hay bales. Scarecrows. Return of the Crock Pot. Hocus Pocus on VHS. And fall scented candles. Just in case I left anything out in the previous 9.
10A. Did I mention I can wear boots again?
What’s your favorite thing about fall?