Friday, September 19, 2008

Falling Into the Friday Five

Yay! This week's RevGalBlogPals' Friday Five is all about my favorite season!

It's that time of year, at least north of the equator. The windows are still open, but the darned furnace comes on early in the morning. My husband went out for a walk after an early supper and came home in full darkness.

And yes, where we live, leaves are beginning to turn.

As this vivid season begins, tell us five favorite things about fall:

1) A fragrance
Burning leaves...curing roadside foliage...ripening apples and pears. Take a deep breath...mmmmm.

2) A color The wine-red of ash trees.

3) An item of clothing Oversized sweaters, my alma mater's hoodies, and tweed jackets. (Although -- have you tried finding one of these lately that's not some short-cut, pinched-waist, foofy-sleeved, ridiculously lapelled, belly-exposing travesty of a tweed jacket? What ever happened to those sharp women's hunting tweeds from the 20's and 30's?)

4) An activity I am very much a fan of fall picnics, whether tailgates or a basket of sandwiches in a local park on a crisp autumn day. I enjoy trips to apple orchards as well as my own backroad expeditions for "volunteer" apples. Color touring is another weekend enjoyment. And then there's just walking down a quiet road, with leaves gently falling down around and crunching underfoot.

5) A special day We're looking forward to two special days at the beginning of October, when we're going back up to the Leelanau -- the bed and breakfast that we'd intended to stay at with The Kids earlier this year, before their flight got hopelessly delayed, let us move our reservations, in lieu of a refund. Sad for the boys -- yay us.


Anonymous said...

fabulous play!

you know how to make the most of an autumn day for sure!

can i come and spend a day with you?

enjoy your get-a-way!

RevDrKate said...

Oh yes, forgot about the ripening fruit smells and going to the orchard...great reminders of more things to love about fall. Hope you enjoy your B & B trip.

Mrs. M said...

Right there with you on the tweed jackets, my friend.

But LutheranChik, you clearly have a lot of fun in the fall. You've given me some great ideas!

David said...

When it comes to enjoying the sights, sounds and smell of Fall, you and I are like minded people. Grate play! (man I miss Michigan!)

Auntie Knickers said...

What a wonderful illustration to go with your great play. I can't place it -- what's it from?

Songbird said...

Sounds like a great special day, and I love that painting.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Picnics and walks with leaves crunching...does not get much better than this. Enjoyed your play.

EmJayDee said...

Oh yes apples! Fresh from the orchard. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I found a great man's Pendleton tweed jacket in the red door thrift shop that was a good fit and I wore it for years, until I outgrew it. Before that I wore my son's navy blue wool blazer that he outgrew until it was threadbare. I find men's jackets are roomier around the middle.
Cheers. Nonnie