I have to admit I'm not a big fan of the fall season for one very big reason -- Winter comes right after it. I hate the snow. While I'm not particularly fond of the cold either, at least I can do something about that by wearing a sweater or warmer clothing. Unfortunately, I'm not Mother Nature and cannot control the amount of snow we get each season or when it will happen.
That being said, I enjoy a lot of the things the fall season brings, I like the crisp, cooler temperatures in the middle 60's, I like the crunch of freshly picked apples, I like carving pumpkins, roasting the pumpkin seeds, I like the smell of fall, I like the colors of the leaves as they turn from green to deep reds, oranges, and yellow. (I do not like raking those same leaves though.) I like Halloween and Thanksgiving and the gatherings of friends and family that those holidays bring.
But what I like most of all about fall is a steaming cup of hot apple cider, spiced with a cinnamon stick and sometime an orange slice and some cloves. I love the way it makes the house smell when I'm heating it on a pan on the stove. I like curling up in the corner of the sofa with a good book and a cup of hot apple cider on a cool Sunday afternoon.
How about you? What do you like best about the fall season?