Monday, September 22, 2008

20 More Things I Love About Autumn!

After my initial list of 20 things I love about Autumn, I just couldn't stop thinking about all the wonders the season holds.

And after reading so many great lists at The Inspiried Room, I decided to just keep going!

So, here are 20 MORE reasons to love this time of year!

1. Cattails. The lake down the hill is filled with them, as are all the marshes that line the road into town.

2. Turkeys. Wild Turkeys. Wandering through the back yard. This year's flock is down a bit from last year's turkey brigade when we had 11 every day. They drove the cats bonkers!

3. Marching Band! Yay, band!! I just keep wondering why those guys in tight pants are chasing that ball around the marching field?!

4. Squirrels busily gathering Black Walnuts for Fall; scampering across the road with winter stores.

5. The sound of Canada Geese & Sandhill Cranes.

6. Sunrise. The black velvet cloak of night giving way to the rosy shades of dawn, often with the moon & a planet (or two) still lingering.

7. Chai. Warm, spicy & inviting.

8. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Yum!

9. The Alba's Annual Halloween Party

10. EPCOT's Food & Wine Festival

11. Burning Bushes in all their glory.

12. Deer. With full racks of antlers. Standing regally by the side of the road.

13. Indian Summer.

14. Scented tea lights flickering.

15. Ring Neck Pheasant. They just LOOK like Autumn!

16. The morning mist that makes everything seem like it is lost in Faerie world.

17. The Oireachtas. The Regional Irish Dance Championships held at Thanksgiving. The dresses, the dancing, the excitement. I miss the months of preparation & friendship getting ready.

18. English Toffee. I need to dig out that recipe!

19. A Vanilla Latte slowly sipped on the patio of Alterra on the shores of Lake Michigan in the crisp morning air.

20. Walking through the park, crunching the leaves underfoot, picking up acorns. Finding Queen Anne's Lace & leaves to press between pages.

And I probably will think of 20 more things as I drive into work today!!!


Charlotte said...

I agree with everything you have listed except the squirrels...those I could live without because they just love to camp out in our attic right when it gets cold. Happy 1st Day of Autumn!

Kim said...

I LOVE the fall. I actually got back up this morning before 8 and walked up the road a bit. Not too much, because it was 55 degrees, and I started wanting to sit on my steps and drink coffee...but it was a small start~

love ya~

Tsquared said...

My List...

1. Cattails. But where are the damn cats?
2. Turkeys. Each day they greet me as I trudge into work.
3. Marching Band! Another Deployment...
4. Squirrels. Yum.
5. The sound of Canada Geese & Sandhill Cranes. And a 30" goose gun chambering a round.
6. Sunrise. Ack! Morning Already?
7. Chaka Kahn. Warm, spicy & inviting.
8. Pumpkin Bars. Or Martini Bars.
9. The Key West Annual Halloween Party - Fantasy Fest.
10. EPCOT's Food & Wine Festival. And hordes of sweaty touristas.
11. Burning Bushes in all their glory.
12. Deer. With full racks of antlers. Standing regally by the side of the road. Yum!
13. Indian Summer. The sound of slot machines and roulette wheels on the rez.
14. Scented tea lights flickering - damn! Did I pay the electric bill?
15. Ring Neck Pheasant. Yum!
16. The morning mist that hides that 12 car pileup on the Interstate..
17. The OhJeezHereTheyComeAgain Snowbirds.
18. English Toffee. She's a stern taskmistress!
19. A Vanilla Latte slammed on the drive in.
20. Running through the park, crunching the leaves underfoot, picking up acorns to throw at pursuing muggers.

Jinx said...

Oh, Charlotte, squirrels in the attic would drive me crazy!!! steps! *hug*

Ok, T, glad to see you're in the spirit of this! (And that you'd be well fed in these parts!)

Kathy said...

Thanks for the recipe. The pumpkin bars sound wonderful. Love your Autumn list!

Jinx said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. The pumpkin bars are great for gatherings. Maybe because you can take a pan with, & have one at home for the family!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. YUM.


Thanks for sharing more ideas!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

:D You did great on that second 20! I love that pheasants even look like autumn. So true!