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Living in the Deep South, we don’t have much fall and winter. I’ve lived here all my life, so I’m accustomed to it. As odd as it sounds, I’m very cold-natured, but I love the colder times of the year! Tonight, the weathermen are predicting a low temperature of 39. I’m ready for it to be 32 or below, but I’ll take what I can get :)

If the prognosticators are correct (and that trusty farmer’s almanac), they are saying we are going to have a colder than normal winter. Fine by me! As long as I don’t have to be out in it, LOL! For one thing, I think we need more cold weather here to kill the fleas and ticks, and mostly the mosquitoes.

For another thing, there’s so many things I love about this time of year. Enough for a bulleted blog post! Here’s some of the things iLike :D about fall and winter:

* wearing sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, boots
* wrapping up in my soft, cozy blanket
* smelling and feeling hot towels and sheets right out of the dryer
* watching some of the leaves finally change color a bit here
* once the leaves are off the trees, I can see all of my pretty birds in the backyard
* baking!
* football season :)
* burning candles and having them make our home seem that much more cozy
* if it gets REALLY cold, we might actually turn on the gas logs and have a fire
* washing dishes in hot soapy water, just to warm my hands up
* hot apple cider with red hots
* or hot cocoa with marshmallows
* making soup, stew, chili and homemade bread

Ok, I’m sure there are plenty more, but those are the first ones that come to mind. How about you, do you have a favorite thing about this time of the year?

  1. Lynne Said,

    I don’t think there’s a thing about fall that I don’t like. I love the smell in the air, the crispness of the air, the bright blue skies against the red and orange trees. Warmer clothes, covering up with a nice warm blanket, heartier foods, the crunch of leaves under your feet as you walk in the grass. The smell of leaves burning (probably won’t smell that anymore - too many restrictions about burning). Everything you mentioned! I LOVE FALL!

  2. Laura Said,

    All of the things you mentioned. This is truly my favorite time of year - November through December. I just love it.

  3. Desert Songbird Said,

    We definitely love when the blistering heat comes to an end here. We got a teaser of chilly weather last month, and then it got warm again. This week, though, I think we’re FINALLY cooler weather. Because I’m always cold, I’ve been wearing jeans for ever (air conditioning makes me ache); I’ll be breaking out the boots and sweaters soon I hope!

    Oh, and bring on the soups and hot cider, please.

  4. jen Said,

    I love the holiday music….but you asked fall things…I love to take walks and watch the trees changing…the colors are awesome. I also love the apple cider, hayrides, apple picking farms, pumpkin painting, caramel, football games in the cold drinking cocoa….fire pits or bonfires….I can keep going…lol

  5. mamichelle Said,

    I love pumpkin spice candles (only this time of yr.), actually being able to wear my Uggs slippers (way too hot normally), apple pies, etc. I can’t believe it’s going to be that cold down there! Cuddle up and stay warm!

  6. Tracie Said,

    Great list….all of those are things that I look forward to every year!

  7. Claire Said,

    Well, this cold winter certainly isn’t showing itself right now! I’m so tired of these warm days in Thanksgiving…makes dressing for work hard (though it’s hard anyway b/c it gets hot in that white coat!).

  8. Karen Said,

    Fall is my favorite season. I love the way the air feels cooler, the daylight seems cooler and clearer making colors crisp, making soups and stews and baking, wearing sweaters, the change in leaves, and the promise of Christmas!

  9. Dianne Said,

    I love fall too. Usually it’s the gorgeous colors of October that capture me but this year, I’ve been struck by how much i love the frosty mornings that bite just a bit. And of course I love when it’s chilly enough for a fire!

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