I love most of the seasons of Michigan. I hate winter. I know some people love it, but I hate it! snow, ice, I always wished I had a summer birthday or even fall or spring, but winter, bleck!
I particularly LOVE fall. I need to get to blocks and get some harvest. It's time to freeze (I might try to can this year!) tomatoes, get a bushel of green beans and snap while I watch movies. I love apple time, apple sauce is one of my most favorite things to make. And Phyllis loves making apple crisp!
I love sweatshirts, that I do wear with shorts. I've been thinking about slowing down this fall (yeah, I always THINK about it) I don't think I've ever officially slowed down in MY LIFE! I do love to nestle up with a good book, I love sitting on the porch wrapped in a blanket and reading. I love walking around the zoo, I love walking in the city, I love the color of the leaves, I even like raking leaves, weird. I love hunkering down and snuggling up.
I used to love going on boat rides in the fall, the air is crisp, and it smells different. It's time for bonfires (I think I need a fire pit!), and marshmallows, but not so many that I begin to look like one. It's time for the Detroit Marathon (wish I was running but next year!), it's time for trips around Belle Isle, it's time for Apple Orchards and Applefest.
It's time for breathing in and breathing deep. I love the chilliness of the air.
It's fall. YAY!