This is my 30th post! Perfect number for the first day of my favorite season. Even when I was younger and Summer was my favorite, I have always loved this time of the year for several reasons.
I love the leaves, and they get really pretty in the mountains in my state, the Appalachians. The picture above is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a scenic route that has spots where you can pull over and stop to look at the view. I've been there once in the summer and it was beautiful! But they are still pretty in Charlotte, too. I live in and near neighborhoods that have a lot of trees and it gets very pretty in October and November.
I also love the smells. Bath and Body Works goes all out and every fall scent they have is amazing! I currently have a candle called Leaves. It smells just like our boxes of halloween and fall decorations. I know that when I get older, a smell like that will bring me back to unpacking halloween decorations and being excited about Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Pumpkins! My mom once discovered a little store that sells pumpkins, gourds, fruits, and veggies. We've been going there ever since. It's a far way out, maybe about 20 minutes, but it's worth it. It's even better when it's cold outside. I love picking out the pumpkins and feeling their cold, hard surface. The place is close to the edge of the city, out in the country parts, so I see all the farms on the way.
Halloween is so much fun! Even if I'm not doing anything for it. I love the atmosphere of the days leading up to it. Also, there's so much candy. For some reason, candy is so much better when it's Halloween themed. I don't like candy corn or caramel, though. But I love making treats like special brownies. When I was 9 and 10 I made Jell-O jigglers in bat shapes.
Even though I don't eat turkey, I still like Thanksgiving. I always watch the Macy's Parade on tv. It's one of the few times when I will wake up early voluntarily. I also love the smell of the food cooking. It just has an atmosphere that I like. Also, it's when I get to eat crescent rolls! Only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and very few other times in the year do I get to eat them.
Also in the Fall is my birthday. It's in the early Fall, September 28, so it's not cold yet.
Lastly, Fall also means that Christmas is coming soon. People I know sometimes complain about stores getting their holiday stuff out early. I'll say something like, "Seriously? They have that out already?" But it's more of just me noticing. I love it when it's early. Everything is so sparkly and happy. I also love going to one shopping center near my house near Christmas. They have a Micheals, Caribou Coffee, and a Hallmark. Need I say more?
September, October, November, and December are my favorite four months. Even if school is not so good, I am still happy because I love this time of the year.