The essence of fall embodies a season of warmth.

Though the days are not significantly cooler yet, and won’t be for a while, I’m still eagerly looking toward the cozy feelings I have for fall.

In The Essence Of Fall, this is a collage of fall graphics I used

Windows Are Opened:

Fall is when the leaves turn brilliant colors to light up the landscape.

It’s being able to open the windows to feel the breeze, after months of stifling heat with the air conditioning turned on.

It is the beauty of a fireplace with crackling fires and orange flames.

Fall is when we reach into the closet for a warm throw for the couch or a favorite chair. And then using it to cover up while watching TV or reading a book.

In The Essence Of Fall, these photos show seasonal decorating
Photos via Pinterest

“Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.”

― Lorin Morgan-Richards

The Colors I’m Enjoying Right Now:

The colors I’m enjoying this year with fall in mind are terra cotta, pumpkin, deep reds, and golden hues.

My fall Pinterest board is always full of images I’ve collected that evoke the feeling of fall.

The weather gets a little bit nippier by the day as September passes into October.

I’ll be getting the blankets back out that I folded away in the spring. And thinking of cozy tablescapes that beg for soup and crackers.

There will be spices scenting the air and pumpkin pie bubbling in the oven.

Mums will appear on porches and gourds will show up in store bins.

“I love the autumn—that melancholy season that suits memories so well. When the trees have lost their leaves, when the sky at sunset still preserves the russet hue that fills with gold the withered grass, it is sweet to watch the final fading of the fires that until recently burnt within you.”

― Gustave Flaubert

The essence of fall in images

Seasonal Fun:

Children are already off to school and soon will start planning for their Halloween costumes.

Fall to me means the skittering sound of fallen leaves when the wind blows them to and fro.

Cider is made and the ingredient for S’mores are picked up at the grocery stores to enjoy around a fire.

Football games begin and tailgate parties commence.

Lazy Sunday afternoons are spent playing Monopoly or checkers or cards with perhaps a fire glowing.

A walk outside means falling leaves coming down like a soft rainfall where they gather at your feet.

Around dusk, families will gather around the dinner table with steaming bowls of stew or other cold weather recipes and talk about their day.

In the evening autumn winds whisper around the window frame. The deepening darkness shrouds the sky.

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.

― Henry Beston

Fall is a warm embrace that is felt before winter winds deepen and take hold.

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  1. Essence but not reality of fall.
    The cleaning of the wood stoves.
    Cutting and chopping wood. Blowing out the sprinklers so they don’t freeze. Harvesting and tilling under the garden. Planting hard neck garlic for July harvest. Canning, dehydrating, freezing all the vegetables you grew. Picking apples and endless peeling and freezing. Working full time jobs and “enjoying fall “even though I wait all year for this season. I’m exhausted. 😵‍💫

  2. Beautiful post. Here in North Texas, our rains have returned and the days are in the 80’s or low 90’s. So much better than the blisteringly hot and dry summer we’ve had. I’m so happy fall is almost here!

  3. What s beautiful post . Lately I’ve been thinking about making my condo cozy for the oncoming cooler weather. Getting out the throws, more rugs, and candles .

  4. Just reading your post has helped me look forward to Fall. You’ve definitely captured the essence of Fall. Thank you!

  5. Oh, I love Fall! I can’t wait! The temperature, the smells, the decorations, the stunning colors! Everything!! You name it! Fall is all sorts of cozy and happy.

      1. Oh no, I must of been asleep when I was reading your post Brenda! Lol Baking pumpkin pie, quick breads and cookies is right up there on my list of fall too!

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