If there’s one thing I like, it’s a rousing internet debate. Now, I kind of think that this is a moot point and that 99% of the population will agree with me, but I’m hoping that last 1% is a firey, boisterous crowd.
Autumn/Fall is the BEST Season of the Year
And let me tell you why…
- Football. I don’t get to watch nearly as much football these days as I used to, but that’s only because I’m actually outside doing the other things I’m about to list rather sitting on my couch, in my living room, being a lazy American. The only exception: Green Bay Packers. Oh gosh, I just love the Packers.
- Trees. Sorry, I’m a sucker for a countryside filled with all the reds, yellows, oranges, and purples. I don’t normally need to make a special trip to get my fix, but I’m not opposed to going for a Sunday drive either. Especially when I have a…
- Pumpkin Spice Latte (link courtesy of Katie at TheMorningFresh.com)…in my hands. Just like the leaves, seasonal coffee blends get me teary eyed. I also really enjoy pumpkin bars with excessive cream cheese frosting. Emphasis on excessive. But that’s where I draw the line. No pumpkin pie for me, thanks.
- Apples. Just like pumpkins, apples are not just apples. Apples are also apple cider, spiced apple cider, apple pie, apple pie shots, apple fritters, apple butter, apple crisp, applesauce, apple smoked brats, apple smoked BACON, apple doughnuts, and much much more. My favorite varieties include: Honeycrisp, Connel Reds, Harland, and Fireside. But I do not discriminate. Ney. I’ll try just about any of ’em.Unlike making a special trip to go look at some leaves, going to the orchard and picking apples or buying fresh baked goods is perfectly acceptable. In fact, I’ve just planned my first trip there this season. Stoked!
- Oktoberfest. The beer and the festivals. Brats, sausages, kraut, pierogi, golumpki, dumplings, chili (my personal recipe with included video!), split pea soup, oh my!
- Rock climbing is better. Rubber is stickier. Sights are even more amazing thanks to the leaves changing colors. The swealtering heat and humidity of summer are gone, leaving you with extra energy. But mostly, it’s for the sights.
- Hunting and Fishing. All of my favorite hunting seasons open (even if I only get to participate in one of them anymore). Deer are in rut; bear are getting ready for the winter; birds are beefing up in the fields; and ducks and geese are migrating south. I don’t know why, but it seems like fish follow a similar pattern. They just seem to get bigger, fatter, and more numerous as soon as October hits. I’m pretty sure I could live off the land if I didn’t live in the city.
- Autumn Harvest. This isn’t really applicable to me anymore, but one of my favorite (and most hated) memories of growing up is helping take out the garden. My parents my beg to differ, in that it was like pulling teeth to get me to help at the time, but as I look back on it, I really value those days – canning, storing, freezing…all of that.
And that’s “all” I’ve got. Please, humor me. Why is Fall NOT your favorite season of the year, hmmmmmm??
And if you agree with me, feel free to add your reasons too!
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With the exception of hunting/fishing I agree with your list 110% 🙂
The only thing I disagree with is #7, since I don’t hunt/fish but I’m with you on the rest. It’s such a great season. Beautiful colors, perfect weather for climbing…especially out east. I remember 2 years ago I was bouldering in Rumbling Bald, Chimney Rock, NC. The leaves had changed completely and we were climbing in pants and long sleeve tshirts. Also, I think it’s weird/amazing how Autumn has a smell to it too.
That 1% of the population needs a check-up from the neck up.
Why Fall Rocks:
1. The smell of fall is the best, then air isn’t never cleaner and fresher then in fall.
2. The sound, crunching leaves….natures soundtrack.
3. Pumpkin Spice Lattes – YES (then the jerks take that away only to replace it with a gingerbread latte to take that away and leave me with nothing……douches.)
4. Fleece-pullovers – Warm, soft, and awesome!
5. Colors – the landscape looks like a living watercolor painting
6. Chili & Hot Soup – bowls and bowls full baby!
7. Real Apple Cider – if it isn’t cloudy, chunky, and if it isn’t prepared with a cinnamon or mulling spices you’re just drinking apple juice.
8. Apple turnovers from Pine Tree Apple Orchard. That is all
Thanks for the link love, buddy! I adored reading this post, it got me super stoked for all things autumn! Best season of all, I’d say. Cheers! – KB
Apples, apple cider, pumpkin cream cheese, mountain biking and climbing are better, snow is dusting the mountains making anticipation of the most wonderful sport of all (skiing) at an all time high, rain makes the fallen leaves smell like sweet mountain heaven, frost camping with bacon frying on the stove…
Ummm, yeah. We’re about to get into a good thing here. 🙂
You guys, reading these comments get me even more jacked up! I’m going climbing Sunday morning and heading to the orchard on the way home. And then there’s still football to be watched. Great day, or greatEST day???
You had me at pumpkin spice lattes. Cliche or not, I literally look forward to that all year!
All such good things! Fall is my favorite season, so sad to see it go!