I Brake for Fall

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Tuesday, Sept. 8: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you?

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  L.M.Montgomery -Anne of Green Gables

I love fall, y’all!  

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I enjoy aspects of all the seasons and would not want to live anywhere that I couldn’t have seasonal changes.  But, fall is hands down my favorite time of year.  Spring is a near second, winter is a distant third and summer is dead last.  Summer is actually the one season I could easily skip, other than I do like the slower pace and when I was a teacher, having summers off was pretty cool.  And, definitely necessary. Enough said.

I think I came to realize that fall was my favorite time of year when I lived in Florida and it just wasn’t the same.  You miss what you don’t have.  It made me appreciate it all the more when we moved back North.  (But, then I missed the ocean, so there’s that.  But, really I’m more of a mountain girl.  I digress.)

Here is my list of reasons I love fall:

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To me fall says that I am a homebody, a lover of quiet evenings in front of the TV or with a good book.  It is a slowing down to enjoy time with family and friends. It speaks to the part of me that loves a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove.  It sparks my creativity and allows some of my best photo shots and writing. If I am being totally honest, it also brings on a bit of melancholy that I have to guard against, but it still gives me some of my best moments in life.

I see fall as both a little bit spicy and practical.  It is no-nonsense, but serendipitous all at the same time.  It is a warm hug as well as a brusque nod in passing. It is a steadfast heart that loves without condition, but won’t be trampled.  It is chaotic and fragile, but stands strong in the storm.  It is a little rough around the edges, as well as gloriously beautiful in spirit.  Like me.

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What about you – what is your favorite time of year?  

Falling in Grace,

Teresa

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Prompted By Fall Color Too

This is a continuation of yesterday’s Fall color photos.  Today’s photos were taken in October of 2013 near Cave Run Lake which is near Morehead, KY.  Enjoy!

The Lucy Maude Montgomery character, Anne, from Anne of Green Gables says it best:

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches.  Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills?  I’m going to decorate my room with them.”

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Octobering in Grace,

Teresa

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Favorite Season – 31:24

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Fall. Y’all.  I’m an Autumn girl for sure.

These are Just a few of my favorite things of fall:

1.  Cooler temperatures

2.  The splash of fall color

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3.  Hot Apple Cider

4.  The smell of Cinnamon

5.  A pot of soup simmering on the stove

6.  White Pumpkins

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7.  My October

8.  Curling up all cozy with a favorite book

9.  Bringing out the quilts

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10.  The satisfying crunch of leaves under foot

11. Shades of Indigo

What about you.  What is your favorite season and why?  What are your fall favorites?

Falling into Grace,

Teresa (Sadie Grace)