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September 19th, 2004

9 Reasons Why Fall Is My Favorite Season

… or Why I Could Never Live Somewhere Without Distinct Seasons

  1. The smell in the air
  2. The perfect weather (ie. “sweatshirt weather”)
  3. The leaves changing color
  4. Not having to use the air conditioner or heater
  5. Soups, stews, and the slow cooker
  6. The end of mowing season
  7. The new TV season (I had to choose one thing that didn’t have to do with the weather)
  8. Halloween. I’m not a huge fan of the holiday, but with it comes an “acceptible” time to watch horror movies.
  9. Football

Posted in Weather

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday September 19, 2004 -- 10:25:09 am
What, no mention of either of our birthdays - the biggest events in October?

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday September 19, 2004 -- 3:25:12 pm
I think Easter is an acceptable time to watch horror movies.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday September 19, 2004 -- 3:51:05 pm
I could actually live somewhere where the weather is always nice and in the 60s! (I call it "San Diego" sometimes.) I love not sweating, and agree fully that living without AC/heat is great. The arrival of college football makes it even better, but my only complaint is that I will soon have to pack away all my sandals since I scoff at sandals with socks.

FROM: Monica
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 12:19:13 am
the crispness of the air and the sound of crunchy leaves underfoot :-) and of course! October birthdays :-D
the sun is just right in the fall--warm but not hot, and not at a low, glaring angle that it gets to in the winter.
AND, daylight savings time. Even if it's a dumb concept, a fake extra hour of (sleep, usually) is cool.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 4:53:47 pm
I like the difference in the quality of the light. The angle of the sun makes things brighter and clearer at the same time--sort of the opposite of what happens in summer. Also, there are strong sidelighted shadows (the really long ones at dusk). It's photography weather.

FROM: edzo
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 5:46:03 am
I hate the heat and humidity of summer, so the return of cooler, drier air is really a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. It's also the end of the bug season - mosquitos, flies, wasps, etc.

I love the fall decorations too - hardy mums, ornamental kale, and other fall blooming plants, pumpkins, bales of hay, cornstalks, gourds, Indian corn (or native American corn for the PC crowd), etc. Roadside stands look great at this time of year, and have fresh apple cider, pumpkin pies, candy apples, and so on as seasonal treats.

The ambient noise level also drops in the fall as the days get shorter and all kinds of outdoor activities start to slow down. It just seems like a more relaxed feeling with the earlier sunsets.

I have lived in New England all my life, except for a year going to college in Pasadena. I REALLY missed the change of seasons that fall.

Luana August 8, 2009, 9:38 pm

I keep telling myself I don’t know why things seem so right in the fall. I still think it’s because the freedom feeling; when your little inside tells you why you are here in this planet and also tells you your special purpose in life and to pursue your dreams and goals.
besides,it’s the time of the year you are TRULY able to ‘smell’ the air,to experience the glory,flavor and especially,the pure aroma.
I’m not going to forget I’m a HUGE fan of Halloween and I love it with all my heart.
wow! football is such a good reason too,btw 🙂
well,that’s it.
stay warm and safe,

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