I'm riding the Tuesday Train.
Here are my Top 10 Things I like about Fall
1. Apple orchards - We always make homemade apple butter in September and I look forward to the day we go to Carver's Apple Orchard in Cosby to get our apples. We make a day out of it and visit their store and eat some lunch. We always come away with some extra produce from their market.
2. Mums - Is there anything that says fall better than a nice pot of colorful mums decorating porches.
3. Pumpkin Patches - I love scour through the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to decorate outside for fall.
4. The leaves in autumn - To met there in no place as beautiful in the fall as our very own Great Smoky Mountains. God's majesty can be seen far and wide. Dolly Parton sang a song "God's Coloring Book." I think the changing colors of the mountains must have been the inspiration for that song.
5. Jumping in the leaves - I was going to say raking the leaves, but since I am lazy and don't remember ever actually doing the raking...just the jumping, I changed my mind and said jumping.
6. Football games - Who doesn't love a good football game. I miss those high school days of walking through town to the games and the pride of watching our beloved Barboursville Pirates running onto the field. Today, I don't go to the games, but I still can remember the excitement. Only now, it is Go Big Orange for our very own U.T. Vols.
7. Fall Festivals - I love going to the various fall festivals and fairs. A favorite one is the Harvest & Gospel Celebration at Dollywood. I love watching the sorghum making.
8. Bonfires - Our high school always had a bonfire on Thursday night before home game. We would have signs and posters against the opposing team. We would roast hot dogs and have a wonderful teen age time around those old bonfires.
9. Jack-O-Lanterns - I love seeing the different designs people come up with for jack-o-lantern faces. I'm partial to the ones with just old fashioned triangle eyes, nose and crooked triangle teeth. But I do enjoy seeing artistic abilities....just don't like the really scary looking ones.
10. Halloween - I have such fond memories of dressing up like a gypsy or a housewife and going trick-or-treating. We lived in a town with sidewalks and houses on level ground, where everybody new everybody and you could count on getting lots of good candy. We would go home and get ready for bed and sit in the floor and sort our candy and trade and swap what we didn't like.
Oh, fall I am looking forward to your arrival.