favorite fall things

  • Honeycrisp apples–tart, crunchy, and sweet
  • apple crisp, apple pie, caramel apples, hot mulled apple cider
  • my niece’s first day of school excitement
  • the Renaissance Festival
  • my birthday!
  • Oktoberfest
  • walks along the Mississippi River with leaves crunching underfoot
  • sweater weather returns
  • watching the Twins in the playoffs/world series (well, maybe not this year)
  • our wedding anniversary!
  • fall colors, especially the brilliant scarlet, crimson and orange leaves on our maple tree against the intense blue of an October sky
  • Indian Summer
  • the end of ragweed season!
  • watching Fiona frolic in the leaves while George rakes the lawn
  • singing the Litany of Saints at All Souls’ vespers
  • election day, BECAUSE DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT!!!!!
  • hanging out with family after Thanksgiving dinner–and my Aunt Jo’s sweet potato hot dish

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