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A Fall Meme

I made this up myself, so consider yourself tagged if you'd like! :)

Leaf1_2When does fall begin for you? It starts stirring in my heart roundabouts midsummer, but I feel it is officially fall, come Labor Day.

What is your favorite aspect of fall? I love so many things about my favorite season: the changing leaves, the crisp air, the shorter days. And I really love the return to routine after the summer.

What is your favorite fall memory? My wedding day, fourteen years ago this month! We had cornstalks, pumpkins, bittersweet, candles and even a scarecrow bride and groom!

What do you like to drink in the fall? I loooove hot cider. Especially when I'm drinking it in Vermont on a cold crisp morning! I also enjoy pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. They're pretty much the only flavored coffee I will drink.

What's your favorite fall food? I love all the fall produce at the farm like squash and apples and late season corn. I especially love fall desserts like apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Ooh, and then there are hot cider donuts from the farm, Leaf4and sugar cookies decorated like acorns and leaves ...

What is fall weather like where you live? I think fall is New England's best season. We have lots of warm days, but generally the air is crisp and clear. It's not until November that it starts to get cold, and damp.

What color is fall? September is chrysanthemum purple, October is pumpkin orange of course, and November is acorn brown. :)

What does fall smell like? Woodsmoke, apples and cinnamon.

Holiday shopping in fall: yes or no? Yes! Though mostly online. But no decorating or anything. Not until after Thanksgiving at least!

If you could go anywhere in the fall, where would you go? VERMONT!

WhaLeaf2t is your favorite fall sport? I love football Sundays - GO PATS!

Do you have a favorite fall chore? Changing the bedding from cotton to flannel. I also like it when we take down the screens and put up the storm windows. It's like we're "battening down the hatches" before the winter sets in. :)

What is your least favorite thing about fall? It's too fast! I want it to linger longer, before the holiday rush begins. Also, late fall when it gets cold and rainy - IF I have to go out. (If I can stay in with a cup of tea then that's actually pretty nice and cozy.)

What is your favorite fall holiday? Thanksgiving Day.

What's your favorite kind of pie? Pumpkin with whipped cream.

What was your favorite Halloween costume? I was a gypsy for many years in a row. I loved wearing the heavy eye makeup, the gold hoop earrings and the flouncy skirt. :)

What was your favorite Halloween candy? Three Musketeers.Leaf5_2

What was your least favorite Halloween candy? Bit-O-Honey or Mounds. Ick. (And just for the record, I'm no fan of candy corn, either.)

Which do you prefer, the Farm or the Fair? Since we go to the farm all year long, I guess I'd have to say the Fair.

Do you have a favorite fall book? The Smartest Bear and His Brother Oliver (from when I was a little girl), Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear.

How about a favorite fall poem?

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, Now for October eves! (Humbert Wolfe)

Well, I hope you enjoyed this meme, and if you do it at your blog, pease leave me a comment so I can start a list of links! :)

Happy Fall!


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Mrs. Pea

Thanks for participating, ladies! Anyone else care to join us? :)