Friday, September 16, 2011

Barbie's Bunkhouse: Is Fall FINALLY here?

Thank you my FaceBook friends to answered my plea for blog topics! I now have a file for future use. Now...if I could just go back in time to around 2007...back to when I was more organized and in control of my life - then MAYBE I'd be on time to post!! Ugh!!

But Today's post is about Fall, or Autumn as some like to call it. MY FAVORITE season!!! Fall brings on cooler temperatures - cuz we all know how Barbie feels about heat and humidity (insert growl). My house was actually cold this morning, and the outside temp at 5:45 a.m. was 41 degrees. YES!! If it could stay anywhere from 45-80 degrees and NO humidity, Barbie Jo would be a VERY happy woman! Let's just say, I have always had an overactive internal furnace, I am warm year-round and have been known to wear sleeveless blouses to work in the dead of winter. I'm just hoping as I get older I don't get hot flashes...I get cold freezes! Cuz my circuits are fried enough. And based on this summers crazy and unseasonably high temperatures - I've told my husband we may just be retired NORTH. (like Canada)

Here in the Northeast, Fall also brings the picturesque changing of the leaves. Our colors are beautiful, and people travel from far away just to cruise the Catskills and Adirondacks. These folks are called "Leaf Peepers". I don't have to travel, as I have this beauty right in my own back yard. Now, raking the fallen leaves is a different story, but it's great exercise and even more fun to get a huge pile and jump into them - brings out the kid in everyone!

Apples are getting ripe, pumpkins and squash are getting big and ready to pick. Hayrides and corn mazes are always a fun time with family. Oh, and let's not forget the smell of warm cider, woodstoves or firepits, and the scent of leaves in the crisp cool air.

Let's not forget - fall means FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! High School, College, NFL - it's all good! Did I say I love it?? :-)

I must say I transfer my love of the Fall season into my writing. My stories almost always take place in either the Fall or Spring. Occasionally I will use summer, or LATE summer (ha ha), but mostly Fall. Fall means snuggle weather (perfect for a budding romance)! To me there is nothing better than going for a walk on a cool morning or afternoon with someone you love, talking and enjoying the beautiful scnery that is Fall. *sighe* Or snuggling on the couch in front of the fire and watching football on a Sunday afternoon! (which isn't conducive to my writing, but has been known to happen)

Well, Fall doesn't "officially" happen until October - but I welcome it today with open arms and cheers of joy! Farewell ungodly heat and stupid humidity! Goodbye mosquitoes! Hello hot chocolate and months of snuggles!

I'm sure the impression of Fall is quite different based on your geographic location. So do any of you welcome Fall? Is it a fav season? What are the things you look forward to and enjoy as the temperature drops?


Kari Lee Townsend said...

I love fall, too! So pretty and by fall, I am so ready to wear warm, snuggly, comfy clothes and sip hot tea.

I always seem to write better in the fall. Kids are back to school and my view out the window is crisp and clear.

So bring on those pages!!!!

Lindsay said...

One nice thing about fall, beside the cool crisp air, we got an extra hours sleep but that only last for one day. Hey, better than spring when we lose that hour.

Liz Lipperman said...

I love fall, too, but I am your total opposite. I am always cold!! So, I am dreading that fall brings winter. I grew up in Ohio, so I know snow and freezing cold. Here in Texas, we don't get it very often, but when we do, I bundle up like the Goodyear guy.

Nice topic for a blog, Barbie. October for me is insane, so I probably won't even get out of the house to enjoy the cooler weather!!

And like you, I love football, buy I am strictly an NFL nut.

Anita Clenney said...

Fall is my favorite season. There is something so magical about it, the cooler weather (no rotten humidity), colorful leaves, and just the feel in the air. And pumpkins and mums. Love, love it. It's all great.