My Autumn Journal

Every season is pretty in its’ own way, but there’s something comforting about autumn that makes me love it. Maybe it’s watching a rainbow of leaves twirl their way to the ground and then dance away with the wind, the smell of spices, the taste of pumpkin, or chilly nights, and the feel of soft sweaters and blankets.

Funnily enough, I can’t really think of any really big, happy memories of mine that took place in autumn. I do have tons of little memories that are special to me though. When I was younger, my family would go sometime in the middle of September to a small, nearby farm.  We would choose about two large pumpkins from the patch, and a handful of small ones to take home. Once fall ended, we would remove the seeds from the larger pumpkins and make our own roasted pumpkin seeds. For as long as I can remember my family and I would take weekly rides through the mountains so we could watch as the trees changed from dark green to pale yellow and then to orange or red. As we would drive I would take photographs of the trees and sky. If we stopped, I would take close up photographs of the leaves, wondering at their tiny veins and details. A few weeks later we would drive through the forest, and every leaf would be gone from the trees and blanketing the ground. It was always disappointing to see them gone, but in a way it made me happy because it meant that the first major snowfall and Christmas were close.

I still love to go to the mountains and watch as the leaves change as the temperatures begin to dip. If you’ve never been able to watch a whole forest change colors, you have been missing out on a great piece of life! 😉 To me, leaves and snow make everything look prettier. It can be an old falling down house or barn, but if they are covered in orange and yellow leaves or snow, they look completely transformed.

Anyways, this fall has been completely different than last year. Last year at this time I was swamped by homework (I was taking 16 credits of 300 and 400 level classes), and barely had time to sleep and spend time with family and friends, forget the time to just enjoy the weather or take photos. So compared to last year, it’s been pretty nice. I have been able to take photos, write, and take time to actually enjoy the season which has been great. Autumn is too short, so make sure you make the most of it that you can and decorate, cook, and relax to your heart’s content. I know this post is basically a simple autumn journal entry with photos and fall memories, but I hope you enjoy it. 🙂