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!
Leaf & Acorn Collecting
Apple Picking & Bobbing
Raking & Jumping in Leaves
Hot Apple Cider
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...