By and far, autumn and winter are my favorite seasons. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am a cold weather person through and through. Maybe it’s because my birthday is in December or maybe it’s because my early years were spent in an area that snow every winter. I’m not entirely sure. But, if you are sad about summer ending or you also love autumn, today’s post is about 5 things to love about autumn. I hope you either find some inspiration to love the season or join in the happiness and coziness of autumn!
It’s no secret that I love scarves. …or is it? Maybe you’re new around here and don’t know me that well. I love scarves and have quite a collection. Half of them are hand knit and half are store bought, but either way my love of scarves knows no bounds.
Hands down, the last four months are my favorite time of year. September is full of anticipation for fall and decorating. October is all about Halloween and the spooky season. November is all cozy with autumnal food and Thanksgiving, and December is obviously Christmas! I love to enjoy each holiday to the fullest. And I don’t like to overlap holidays. As soon as October 1 arrives, Halloween decorations go up and they come down the night of Halloween. My Christmas decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving.
We spent this past Sunday at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, and it was the best decision we’ve made for a weekend activity. My family has always gone to the zoo in the summer, which is ridiculous because it’s so crazy hot. Going in November was such a good decision. It was very cool in the morning, so we had light layers on. As the day went on, it warmed up just enough to maybe shed one layer. But, it was also still cool enough where you could just keep it on. Another suggestion — get there when they open at 9 and go on a Sunday. It wasn’t busy until lunch time, so we essentially had the zoo to ourselves for three hours. It was glorious.
Aren’t leaves the best part about autumn? About half of our back yard is heavily wooded. In fact, side note, our yard is truly a mess and it’s a long, boring story. Our plan is to start fixing it up this winter/going into next year. But, for now, I will enjoy walking through the leaves and dream about what trees and flowers to plant in the spring. Look at the size of this leaf! Ahh, I truly love autumn.
I pretty much always have LED candles around the house in various spots, but I turn them on much more frequently once September arrives. I love having the house lights off in the evening and using the LED candles. It just makes everything feel instantly cozy.
What do you love about autumn?