Crunchy leaves. Chilly wind. Pumpkins in any form. Apple cider. Red, orange, yellow, brown. Scarves. Tall boots. Stockings and socks. Puffy vests. Pecan pie. Blue skies. Bundling up. Long walks. Thanksgiving. Sweaters. Hot cocoa. Soup. Cold cheeks. Layering. Packed bookstores. Wasting a day in a coffee shop. Oatmeal. Football. Dark nail polish. Bittersweet chocolate. Fires with real wood. Pancakes with syrup and confectioners sugar. Muffins. Baked goods. Hot Grape Nuts with banana. Blankets. Smores. Pine cones. Roast chicken with potatoes and rosemary. Apples and caramel. Halloween. Orchards. Corn field mazes. Wagon rides. Warm bread, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. Grilled cheese. Graham crackers. Fudge. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. Rushing into a store while the leaves follow you in. Coats, collars, corduroy.
*written in October 2006, but today's cool breeze made me SO READY for fall.