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Autumn is one of my favorite seasons.  It only comes around once a year and it’s sandwiched between Summer (beaches, parties, amusement parks!) and Winter (snow, skiing, holidays!).  So what’s so great about Autumn?

If you’re lucky enough to live where there’s an actual Autumn, then you get to see leaves die.  It sounds mean, but it looks really nice.  Instead of a bland green a forest top can look spectacular with all kinds of red, golds, browns, and yellows.  You can walk down the street and listen to dried leaves skitter across the pavement when a breeze is blowing.  If a strong wind blows you can see it by the way the leaves fly.

The cool weather means you get to wear different clothes.  More of it, in fact, that you can show off to your friends.  Hats and gloves can make fashion statements.  Long coats look good and menacing.

Autumn has the bumper holidays Halloween and Thanksgiving (in the U.S.).  Thanksgiving is great because you get to eat all the Autumn type foods, like sweet potatoes, potatoes, pumpkin pie, turkey, ham, corn.  Not only that, but it’s expected of you to eat it.  Until you burst.  The bonus part is that you don’t even have to buy presents for anyone!  Just get together with your family, enjoy the game, and eat until your belt gives.

Autumn means you get to light up the fireplace on a chilly night and put your arms around the one you love.  Have some hot mulled cider and listen to the wind blow those leaves against the window.