To me autumn is...
creamy smooth pumpkin pie and pumpkins on the porch.
the smell of chimney smoke wafting in the air.
soft, cozy flannel sheets.
the cool, crisp night-time air that makes for the most peaceful sleep.
sweet and spicy, soft molasses cookies - my absolute favorite.
lots and lots of apples.
A local fruit stand has boxes of organic apples at great prices. My kitchen smells of sweet applesauce and it is so amazing. I used a mix of Jonagold and Fuji apples, and it is so flavorful and just as sweet as can be! No need for any sugar.
There is more big change on the horizon. It's happy-sad-mixed-up-feelings kind of change. It's all good, really. I'll blog about it soon.
Also - even though eggnog lattes are available at the local coffee stand, I refuse to indulge until Black Friday weekend. Pumpkin spice latte, however....yeah buddy! ;-)
Happy fall, everyone!