Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Time to Bust Out the Warm Stuff

Fall is my favorite time of year.  There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

As the air gets cooler and the leaves start to change, the world around takes on a whole new presence.  I love the way the air smells, and the crunch and crackle of leaves under my feet.

The colors of the fall flowers and foliage are warm and inviting.  Sitting outside in a sweatshirt, hat, and gloves with a hot latte watching youth football or soccer is one of the best feelings!  Fall is also an amazing time to travel.  In my lifetime, I have been blessed to see many parts of our country in the fall.  I have seen Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachussets, Iowa, South Dakota, and of course, all parts of beautiful Minnesota.  While northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are beautiful, nothing beats the Catskill Mountains in the fall!

All Souls Church, Tannersville, NY

View from All Souls' front step

Climbing the trail to Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls, NY

I'm not sure if, when, or where I will be taking my fall trip this year.  Last year was Duluth, MN.  This year may bring Seattle.  I've never been to the Pacific Northwest.  If I go, there are sure to be pictures.

In the meantime, I am content in knowing I have an NFL football game to go to with longtime friends, apple orchard visits (complete with homemade applesauce, apple crisp, and apple pie), and the Trail of Terror!  Not to mention Trick or Treating with my kids and a Halloween costume party with my friends!  Really, what is there not to love about fall?


Cat said...

How beautiful... that's one thing I've missed since I moved from DC to the deep south. I would love to have real fall again!

Bethany said...

Absolutely beautiful. I usually take the time to go hiking each fall but so far it's been either too cold or raining here! I love the last photo :)

Senorita said...

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I added you back and look forward to reading more about you. Nice pictures !

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful pics... how lucky are you???
Okay... i'm curious about the "trail of terror". LOL

great post, as always!!!

KristinFilut said...

@ Senorita - thanks for swinging by!

@ Michele - Trail of Terror is in one word - AMAZING! It's a hay ride on a trailer pulled by a tractor through a "haunted" woods AND a "haunted house"! I heart all things spooky and Halloween-y!

Stacy said...

There is nothing more beautiful than Fall foilage! My fave time as well!! Totally hate that I'm in Northwest Fl. but at least I have 1 tree in my yard that changes colors!! Time for a trip to visit the in-laws (gag) in Ark. so I can get my Autumn fix!

Very jealous of all the pictures you posted, how amazing the places look! Please post more if you have them!

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