Why I love fall

I am participating in BlogHer NaBloPoMo for October 2013 and the theme is FALL. 

Love those blog challenges and reading other bloggers' posts! Always a fun time!

My favourite thing about autumn would have to be the colourful foliage. Here in Canada, the trees put on a spectacular display of red, gold and orange leaves. The sun is lower in the sky and bathes everything in a golden light. I especially appreciate the finery, knowing that it is here for such a brief time. Soon the trees will be naked and grey and we’ll all be bracing ourselves for the onset of winter. As much as I love fall, I find it a melancholy time with the shorter, colder days and all the plants withering away. I want to make it stop and last longer but of course it never does.

Maple leaves blaze crimson red
Gently floating past my head,
Gone is summer’s oppressive heat
Leaves rustle and crunch beneath my feet,
My eyes feast on nature’s glorious show
I know that soon the leaves will go,
It will soon all be over until next year
I must enjoy the show while it’s still here!

I love this song at this time of year with its sad lament and who can resist the smooth voice of Nat King Cole?


  1. I like the different colors of the leaves too. Great post and I liked the song of Nat King Cole. ~Melissa

  2. Love the colors, we went to Canada once in the fall for a day, it was beautiful :)

  3. Love the song! Oh, I miss the colors of fall. Living in south Florida, I don't get to see that anymore.....

  4. I love the colors of fall too. They are beautiful in the trees, then such a beautiful carpet on the ground. My favorite outside chore has always been cleaning up the leaves. A few years ago my husband got me a leaf blower and I love it. A lot faster than raking..that's for sure! ♥


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