Every year at this time people start asking:

What Is Your Favorite Season?

Immediately I always answer SUMMER, no questions asked. I love the sunshine that warms me to the bone. I love the hot temperatures that sore to 100 degrees. Most of all I love the lazy days so we can sleep in and have late breakfasts.

Then about 3 seconds later I add that maybe Autumn is a close second. There are so many great things about this time of year that it always pulls me into a happy place.

5 Senses of Autumn

Sound: What Do You Hear?

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  • Football games being played at the neighborhood field
  • Children laughing while walking to and from school/bus stop
  • Leaves crunching as you run through them
  • Rain on your rooftop in the afternoon

Touch: What Do You Feel?

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  • The air getting cooler in the evening so that you need a jacket
  • Rain drizzling down as you bring in the groceries
  • The cozy feeling of a soft sweater on your skin
  • Pure joy

Taste: What do you taste?


  • Pumpkin everything
  • Drinks that warm you from the inside out
  • Fresh apples, pumpkins, and cranberries baked or added to everything
  • Appetizers and Hors d’ Oeuvres: Football food

Sight: What Do You See?


  • Changing from greens to reds, oranges, yellows, and gold
  • Birds flying to warmer climates
  • Sweaters, jackets, pants, and tall boots
  • Farmers markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables

Smell: What Do You Smell?


  • Cool, crisp, fresh air
  • Backyard fire pits ready for S’mores
  • Pumpkin cookies, pie, and breads baking
  • Rain

There are so many great things about this time of year. The trees changing colors, pumpkin everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving, kids starting back to school, sweaters, hunkering down on a chilly day with a cup of something warm and being able to read all afternoon. I just might have to change my answer.

Welcome back Autumn, our senses have missed you.