I think we can all safely say that there’s something we love about the leaves in autumn. For me, I can say several things. What about you?
1. Those Colors!
Any walk through the north part of the country, and especially the New York/New England area will show you what autumn means to folks up here. It’s filled with color; bright yellows, vibrant reds, and fiery oranges. The leaves are signaling that fall is here, and winter on its way. Side note: another thing I absolutely adore about fall is the crisp, cool air. Makes for perfect hiking weather, so lace up those boots and let’s go gaze at some leaves!
Does this even need explaining? You know what I’m talking about. You’re walking down the sidewalk, and see a leaf. This isn’t just any leaf though. It’s the crunchy, crispy kind that you know will be extremely satisfying to step on. If you want to be in autumn euphoria, just find a forest with its floor full of crispy leaves. You won’t want to leave.
3. Pile Jumping
One of my favorite fall activities growing up was jumping in ginormous leaf piles created while raking. (Raking, however, was not one of my favorite fall activities, and one downside to jumping in your piles is that you have to rake it all back up again.) Even though the means to getting there was more chore and less fun – the few minutes of pure play you have in your leaf pile were always worth it.
4. Leaf Rain
Have you ever noticed that when it’s extremely windy, or raining outside in the fall, there seems to be something else besides water droplets falling? Often, these are leaves! I love looking out the window or being outside when the trees decide to drop vast amounts of their colorful leaves down upon the earth all at once. I call it leaf rain, and it’s another one of my favorite things about fall leaves.