Autumn the Best Season
Fall is my favorite season. All the leaves from the trees and plants change into multi-colored works of art and fall away. It creates bare, and vulnerable branches, revealing the true scenery underneath. It also represents a beautiful cycle of loss, regeneration and regrowth once the spring season comes around. The dead leaves and branches on the ground disintegrate and turn into part of the soil, which are used as seeds and fertilizer later once the cold welcomes the warmer weather. There are many reasons why I love fall and why I think it’s the best season, but here are just a few.
In the southern part of the United States, all the seasons are very apparent. The spring season is very green, the summer is very hot, the winter very cold and the fall is full of magnificent colors. The maple trees are especially vibrant with colors of red, golden yellow and combinations of both. When I was younger we called them tree stars from the movie Land Before Time and to this day they are my favorite trees when the season changes.
This season is perfect for taking beautiful scenic photos and spending time outdoors. Nothing can relax and rejuvenate more than enjoying nature and the surrounding scenery. With cooler temperatures rolling in, saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall is not a hard thing to do. It’s a great time to break out the jackets, coats, boots, scarves and hats in preparation for the change in season.
It’s also the perfect time to start making hot cocoa, and lighting a fire in the fireplace. This season creates a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection. It’s a great time to go camping, fishing, go on a road trip or anything else where you can spend quality time with family and eat good food. Fall was my mother’s favorite season, and every year when it rolls around it creates a flood of memories and reminds me of the beautiful person she was. She used to quote this poem from Dixie Willson, all the time, but even more so when the autumn was in full swing. It’s one of the many things I learned from her when I was young, that poems have a way of capturing your soul and uncovering a deeper connection within yourself. Her demeanor changed when the weather started getting cooler, she would spend more and more time outdoors. She had a sense of peace and thankfulness that I hope to convey to those around me.
Autumn is one of the most packed holiday seasons. There’s the back to school rush, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. But it’s not just full of regular holidays, these are all very involved, family centered holidays. This is a season to be thankful, and to be surrounded by the people you love. It’s a perfect time to change up your decorations, add orange, red and yellow colors and pull out the spice scented candles.
To think over the past year, what you’ve been through, the memories you’ve made together and to look forward to a new and exciting year. Another reason I love the holidays is for the food. You generally won’t eat nearly as good during this season compared to the rest of the year. Autumn is not only the best time of year, out of all four seasons but it’s also the most scenic and beautiful if you love being outdoors. It’s all about family, food and creating memories.