One of my favorite things about living in Minnesota is the full four seasons. There are things I love about each one.
In Winter, some of my favorite things are fresh, deep snow and how vast the world seems with no leaves on the trees. Spring makes me smile with its scent of the world waking up, the buds on the trees, and the new life abounding. Summer is all about wild berries, lazy days on the water, and glorious, abundant sunshine. And then, Fall. Vibrant leaves in every shade, crisp air that pierces the lungs, warm bonfires, and wagon rides.
🎶🎵 These are a few of my favorite things… 🎶🎵
We’re not even in September yet, but I’m already seeing signs of fall. Trees are starting to turn slowly with a few small changes in the leaves here and there, the bugs are mostly gone, and the evenings are getting very cool.
I’m a little concerned that we’re going to have a very early winter because things are changing already and we had such an odd spring. I’d be sad if I didn’t get to enjoy my full fall. Along with apple sauce and apple butter, I plan on making some apple cider for the first time this year and it just won’t be as tasty in Winter as it is in fall.
I’m also planning on harvesting wild rose hips to make rose hip jelly for the first time, and an early winter could cause problems for that.
Regardless of length, I know I’ll enjoy every second of fall, from making jams, jellies, ciders and sauces, to enjoying time around the campfire, to time spent wandering the woods and enjoying the leaves, and much much more.
I can’t pick a favorite season, but I’m excited to enjoy every aspect of Fall!
What’s your favorite part of Fall? Is it your favorite season? Let me know in the comments!
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