Island Girl Finds Autumn

Summer is officially over, Autumn is here...

As I sit here, on this brisk morning, drinking my cup of coffee; I am watching the leaves, twirling down off the trees, and listening to the birds morning song.  It is so beautiful to watch the leaves, as they gracefully fall in shades of yellow, brown, red, and orange.

I start to think back, to my childhood, living in Hawaii.  Autumn, as an Island girl really doesn't exist...  We don't have seasons; we have what they call a winter, which is from about November to April.  It gets a little cooler during this time of year, and we get a little more rain than usual.  Seriously, it's not more than a 10 degrees difference, from the average of 85-88 degrees F, from what we have the rest of the year!  Hawaii doesn't have the changing of the leaves, your plants and foliage remain the same year round (for the most part). 

I honestly do not recall, my family, or any of my friends families, truly celebrating Fall or decorating for that matter.  We did the Halloween decorating and Trick or Treating, and that was it.

So when I moved from Hawaii to the East Coast, I was in for quite the treat!

  There are so many things to experience this time of year! :

       Pumpkin Patches
       Corn Mazes
       Leaf & Acorn Collecting
       Apple Picking & Bobbing
       Apple Butter
       Raking & Jumping in Leaves
       Fall Festivals
       Parades
       Hot Apple Cider
       Campfires
       Blankets
       Hot Cocoa
       Decorating
       Mums and Decorative Cabbages
       Squash and Gourds

I'm just amazed at all the wonderful activities there are!  Each year, I learn about something new.  It is so enjoyable to hear and see how others celebrate this wonderful season, Autumn.

How do you celebrate?  Would love to hear from you.  Can you add anything else to my list?  I'm always looking for new, fun, Fall activities to experience...

Until next time...

                   Enjoy Life!

   ~Limeade Gal

16 comments:

  1. As a land-locked beach bum, I have NEVER lived where there are not four seasons! And as much as I would love to live somewhere more tropical, I would definitely miss Autumn. There is something so magical about that first hint of chill in the air. I think you have hit just about everything on your list - maybe I would add the first fire in the fireplace and possibly (and this is rather odd) the weird dusty smell the first time the furnace kicks on!

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    1. Hi Laura!
      Thanks for visiting :)
      Yes, I totally forgot about the fireplace, something I never needed in Hawaii :)
      Yes, the furnace does have an odd smell when first turned on, same when they put the heat on in an office building!
      Happy Autumn :)

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  2. Such a lucky girl to grow up in Hawaii! I agree that there are so many wonderful things to do in the Fall. I love your post title: Island Girl Finds Autumn!! Have a great day. xx

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  3. Hi Dana! Thanks for visiting :) & appreciate your kind words. Hoping you have a great day as well :)

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  4. I enjoy your photography! We do not celebrate any fall activities since my son is grown. But we do enjoy watching the leaves turn different colors.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Kathy! I am happy to hear you enjoy my pics :)

      It is amazing to me how the leaves change colors, I too enjoy them.

      Have a beautiful Autumn!

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  5. Hi. Nice to meet another island girl in the blogisphere :-) I totally agree that Fall is non-existent in Hawaii. Hope you can come over and link up some posts on Merry Monday on Sunday at 6pm PST.

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    1. Hi Erlene!
      It is wonderful to connect with you! To this day I'm still missing Hawaii. I will definetly check out your link up!
      Have a beautiful day :)

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  6. I have recently moved from FL to VA and must say my experience with the seasons was similar to yours. Anything below 85 feels like winter. :) I still don't really like the colder temperatures and the changes in seasons. I can appreciate the beauty of the foliage which we didn't have in FL neither. But I do miss the warm weather and my flop flops. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting :)
      Yes, I love my flip flops too!
      I don't think I'll ever get used to be cold!
      Have a fab day!

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  7. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I have two little ones and we enjoy going to pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and to local farms for the corn mazes, apple cider and all things fall.

    I love watching the leaves change, I'm going to the Smokies in a couple of weeks and I am so excited to see Fall at it's best in Tennessee!

    Saying hi from the Blog Hobnob :)

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    1. Thank you Shanna for visiting :)
      Your trip to the Smokies sounds exciting! I would love to visit Tennessee someday.

      Have a happy Autumn!

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  8. I have a friend that lives in Hawaii and he told me it pretty much stays warm all year around. I want to visit there some day.

    I love the Fall season! I get to wear cute boots, drink yummy Fall drinks, and have fun at Fall festivals and corn mazes.

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  9. Hi Louida! Thank you for visiting :)
    Hope you get to visit Hawaii someday, it is beautiful. Great you have a friend there to show you around!
    I totally forgot about boots, that is definetly a perk for Fall!
    Have an awesome Autumn!

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  10. Oh man, do I miss fall. The heat here in Oahu has been record-breaking this year, and the trade winds have been few and far between =/.

    It sounds like you're enjoying the fall and taking it all in! Good for you! I'm sure you do miss home though. Whenever we move from here I will surely miss the aloha spirit. People are so kind and friendly here!

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  11. Thank you for visiting :). I am enjoying the fall, it's a beautiful season!

    Wow,it sounds like a record breaking year! Hawaii usually has such wonderful weather.

    Once you are touched by Aloha, it will stay with you where ever you go! Do you know your next stop yet?

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