This Is Fall

These days, when I think of fall, I think of falling into bed onto my mass of pillows, because of long workdays. And because of said workdays, I think of these:

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๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ The chocolate came from a friend who sent a care package of goodies. The apple cider donuts are a fall favorite.

But on a day like today, with the weather so lovely, I headed out to snap tree photos (though some were taken on a different day when the weather was equally gorgeous).

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And I couldnโ€™t help noticing that the squirrels, the usual suspects around here, have partaken of another fall fave. Thanks, guys. โ€™Preciate it. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‘So glad you donโ€™t have access to my apple cider donuts.

Fall is my favorite season, because of the beautiful colors of the leaves and the cooler weather. Sixty-five degrees Fahrenheitโ€”thatโ€™s ideal to me. But I also enjoy the snap of a forty-five degree day.

Today, however, the temperature shot up to 72 degrees. Wooooooโ€”summer is back! (You might be thinking Iโ€™ve lost it, if youโ€™re someone who thinks the perfect summer day means an 80-degree day.) Several people were out in T-shirts, enjoying the breeze.

Whatโ€™s your favorite season? What do you like or love about fall? While you think of that, as promised, I will announce the winner of the preorder of Saint Ivy by the fabulous Laurie Morrison.

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And that winner is Marian Beaman! Marian, please comment below to confirm.

Author photo and book cover courtesy of Laurie Morrison. Author Photo Credit: Laura Billingham. Other photos by L. Marie.

37 thoughts on “This Is Fall

  1. It’s hard to choose my favorite season, but I guess I’ll with Spring. Going from cold to warm is better for me than warm to cold. So, Fall gets too frigid and bounces around far too much for my liking. It does have a leg up on snacks with Halloween candy and apple cider donuts. Pumpkin pie shows up too. The actual dessert and not the spice that seems to infect every aspect of our lives.

  2. Fall is my favorite season. I like the colorful leaves, the low humidity, and clear sunny days. I also like the inherent message of letting go of what you don’t need anymore [from summer] while settling into a contemplative time of year [winter].

  3. I was reading along enjoying your fall pics and then I saw the saucy-looking author with her cute cover when I thought, “Whoever wins this book will be one lucky dog,” and then I discovered it was ME. (It is I, more correct English!)

    Huge thanks, L. Marie, such a generous soul. May you be blessed as you bless others.

    P. S. Fall is my favorite season, not because of the colors (we have none), but because we can stop using the AC with high electric bills.

    Again, thanks for this wonderful treat. oxo ((( )))

  4. You know Iโ€™m with you on Fall, Linda! Glad your yummy looking donuts are protected from those squirrelly squirrels! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿฟ

  5. Congrats to the ‘lucky dog’ marianbeaman!
    Fall is my fav – of course you know that already.
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    Looks like squirrel visits have replaced ‘Feral’ visits (from your old place). Too bad – I’m not a squirrel lover, just sayin’…

  6. Those pesky squirrels are fun to watch but they certainly can do damage. I didn’t realize they liked pumpkins. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I wish I could have posted some photos a friend sent of a squirrel caught in the very act of eating her pumpkin. It was sticking halfway out of the pumpkin! Squirrels have decimated many pumpkins in my area!

  7. Beautiful fall pictures, Linda, and apple donuts look good. I’m not sure about my favorite season–anything but winter. I like late spring for the flowers, summer for the warmth, and early fall for the color. My favorite temperature is about 72, unless I’m at the beach–they 80.

    • I’m always reminded of the lovely photos on your blog, Nicki.

      Yes, a nice day at the beach! I remember being in Jamaica. The temperature was 85. But there was no humidity. So it was absolutely wonderful.

  8. Your friend is very nice and has good taste. Ghiradelli, Snickers, M&Ms and apple cider cake donuts sounds like a treat. I hope you enjoyed it all ๐Ÿ˜€ When the weather is sunny and warm, you just have to make the most of it. Lovely that you went out for a walk and these are lovely snaps.

    My favourite season is summer. Here in Australia our summers can get quite warm, sometimes into the 90’F/30’C+. I personally prefer warm weather over cold…so I will take a hot day over a cold day any day ๐Ÿ˜€

      • That is really hot and toasty in Texas! We do get into the high 30’Cs/100’F on a few days here, but if that’s a Texan summer, then it’s hot. Chocolates would melt if left on the table ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope Henry is doing well ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • I hope so! He needs more treats in his life. ๐Ÿ˜€ Though as a Yeti, he doesn’t feel that the cold bothers him (like Elsa in Frozen).

  9. Winter used to be my favourite season, but for a few years now winter just hasnโ€™t been winter. Our Autumn-your fall (which is much more poetic) has now become my favourite season. I feel like Iโ€™ve been cheating, but I can combine the two and say Sept-Feb is my favourite half of the year.

  10. Congratulations, Miriam! I must admit I do like fall for everything except the shorter days and for that reason spring edges out fall as my favorite season. It also seems to be the most popular season for me to set my novels.

  11. Love this as I make an attempt to read favorite bloggers (YOU) that I have’t gotten to in ever-so-long. Congratulations to Miriam! My favorite season is fall; the slant of the sun, the colors, the cooler weather, crisp mornings and warm afternoons! What a glorious Autumn we had and mild weather thus far this winter.

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