Autumn

When asked about our favorite part of the season, a first response was how great it is to finally sleep under covers.  But there is so much more.  

Autumn is the season of festivals.Fall Festival Image 1

We entertain ourselves just fine in the summer. Winter is preoccupied with holidays and hibernation. Spring brings renewal, hope and blossoming flowers.

With the coming of Autumn, we tend to gather as a community. Sometimes, it might be about mourning the loss of summer, the start of school, the cooler days and the longer nights.

We celebrate the harvest, our heritage, our traditions.

Halloween and Thanksgiving.

There are food festivals, craft fairs, road rallies, hayrides, bonfires, haunted house tours, flea markets, parades, storytelling events, ethnic festivals.

We have contests for pumpkin carving, pie eating, apple dunking, home decorating, scarecrow creations.

Baseball playoffs, hockey, soccer, football.

Pumpkin-spiced everything.

And if you have no other reason to celebrate, enjoy this vision of pure joy. A Siberian Husky shows us how to live in the moment. Time to go play in the leaves.

Happy Autumn.

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Thanks to Hugh for the reblog inspiration. http://hughsviewsandnews.wordpress.com/

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63 Responses to Autumn

  1. I love this Van! Your words capture Fall for me! A quiet time full of many holidays and warm things to come!

  2. Nurse Kelly says:

    So true, to think of coming together as community. Beautiful thoughts on the season – hope it sticks around a while longer! xo

  3. I love that video. I need to try that with Puppy Cody.

  4. That clip is so funny! We just finished up our Salmon Festival where we watch salmon swim up the river to spawn and kids carve pumpkins and make scarecrows. You are so right, Van, that this is a beautiful time of year. 🙂

  5. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Here in FL this finally signals a break in our oppressively hot weather. Bring on the cooler temps!

  6. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Hopefully life will slow down so I can enjoy Autumn. Really enjoyed this post, Van. It is getting cooler here and perhaps this year I can go for a hay ride come Harvest Moon. Crossing fingers … ❤

  7. I miss having a garden. The harvest is my favourite part of fall Van. ❤
    Diana xo

  8. LaVagabonde says:

    Happy Autumn, Van. 🍂

  9. Happy Autumn my friend.

  10. Such a wonderful time of year!

  11. Wishing you a Happy Autumn as well, Van. Great video–so funny! 🙂

  12. The V Pub says:

    I’ve written about how bummed out I am about summer being over, but your post makes it so much better. Autumn IS beautiful. The apple picking, corn stalks, pumpkin patches, return of pomegranates, and cool crisp nights. The dog seems to be making more of it than I am. 😀

  13. Deb says:

    Enjoy this wonderful season. Love the video.

  14. afairymind says:

    Autumn has always been my favourite season. I think I’d like to be playing in that pile of leaves as well. 🙂 That Siberian Husky is one happy dog!

  15. lisakunk says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The cool air is such a delight after all the summer humidity. I can take a shower and actually stay clean after walking out the door. Oh and those colors and smells. Yum. Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of all that community. For us it’s festivals and football as our life often revolves around marching band kids. It’s a great time. Enjoy

  16. Erika Kind says:

    This is for sure the most fun thing to do in fall! That Huskey made me laugh but I totally understand him!

  17. There is so much to celebrate this time of year, and finally we are on top of our allotments, so can relax for a while.. So loved the energectic husky.. So much fun playing in leaves, Arrrgh.. So remember kicking leaves and piling them up as a child myself.. 🙂
    Have a wonderful week Van, see you when I return. xx

  18. It’s an awesome season and the Husky is having all the fun in the heap of maple leaves 🙂

  19. AmyRose🌹 says:

    LOVE the video, Van!!! How adorable and something we humans need to do more of …. PLAY! We keep ourselves so busy in the Fall to keep our minds off of what is coming … Winter. LOL 🙂

  20. Rowena says:

    Autumn is quite different here, Van. We live at a beach a bit North of Sydney and most of the trees aren’t deciduous and there isn’t a lot of variation in the seasons…just a few really hot weeks in Summer and d the reverse in Winter. We don’t have all those Autumn activities and traditions here either. I do love going up to the Blue Mountains during Autumn where they have loads of Autumn leaves and it cooler and looks stunning. I love photographing and staring at Autumn leaves.
    I absolutely love the video and wish I could go jumping around like that in a huge pile of crunchy leaves. It would be so much fun. I have to try to remember to show my kids tomorrow.
    Hope you have a great weekend, Van!
    xx Rowena

  21. Nurse Kelly says:

    Love this post, Van. And that video is so awesome! Hope you have a great fall season, and I hope all is well. xo

  22. badfish says:

    I’ve lived in deserts for the last thirty years–Texas, Arizona, Abu Dhabi. I forgot what autumn is like, but I used to really like it after harsh humid summers.

  23. Laura says:

    Every fall I rediscover the glory of jeans and boots. Every single year. 🙂

  24. dgkaye says:

    My favourite time of year Van. Beautiful colours, crisp air, open windows and yes, sleeping under the covers. 🙂

  25. Judy Martin says:

    I love the autumn too Van, the reds, ambers and russets, the smell of stews and casseroles, warm comfort food. The crispness in the air, but still the sun shines. The bonfires, fireworks, seeing the kids dressed up for Halloween…the list goes on 🙂

  26. Thumbup says:

    The smell of apples and pumpkins outside!

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