Tuesday, September 20, 2011

To Fall or not to Fall....

My brother asked an intriguing question on his Monday question that he sends out to like 300 friends. He was rambling on about the pluses and minuses of fall/autumn and then posed the question "What is your favorite season and why?"

That got me to thinking (yes, a scary thought) and I realized that I didn't have a favorite "season". I have a favorite period of months. Let me explain...

I like mid August to the 30th of October. Not necessarily a season because it overlaps summer and fall. It also does not include Halloween because honestly that is one of my least favorite holidays. (Now that I am an adult I can have candy any time I want.)

I like this time because the Cape gets quieter, but not empty.

Cool crisp mornings and evenings with warmish days.

The leaves changing.

Wearing shorts with a fleece vest or pullover.

Picking apples.

Eating a fresh Macintosh apple.

Mums and pumpkins as decoration.

Beef stew.

Pencils, pens and paper on sale and on display everywhere. (It's a weird love, I know.)

Cleaning up the house from the hot sticky summer and organizing things.

Do you have a favorite season or do you need to split months like I do? Don't get me wrong, I love all the seasons for different reasons, but if I had to narrow it down, this made up season of "Sumall", "Mmertum", "Sufall" is my winner!


Heather said...

BEEF STEW. YES! i love most of the things that you mentioned cause they happen here too. i noticed yesterday that the leaves have started their change! :) YAY!

Melissa said...

Just made Beef Barley soup last week. We had three days of 50/60's and I jumped on it! I love your idea of a new season. Also not a huge fan of Halloween. Hate having to explain that those slinky little costumes in the store would not work out well for me to the kids!! Great to catch up and I got my package!!!!! Thank you!!!!

Melisa Wells said...

I was going to say Fall, but I like your season-straddling idea better!!! Yay cool (but not frigid) weather!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your combinations! Was surprised you didn't answer the MAQ because I know you like this time of year. I'm into wonderful smelling fires, spaghetti sauce cooking on the stove and football games! Nanabathla

Claudya Martinez said...

I think they are all my favorites for different reasons.

I can't find my blog said...

Fall and winter. But usually not here in SoCal. Fall in Colorado is shorts and sweatshirts weather, which I adore. Winter in Colorado because I love cold weather and snow. Here in SoCal the only seasons we have are HOT, NotSoHot, and Wet. Yeah, I hate it.

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

This post adds to the list of, "Reasons why I want to move to Cape Cod," which keeps growing longer and longer, every time I visit your blog, btw :(