As of this weekend, the season has officially changed on the calendar - but what makes Autumn feel like Autumn to you, and why? Well, I'm a teacher, so getting back to school seems to set the stage for autumn, even though school starts about four weeks before autumn arrives around here. Students, lesson plans, and decorating my "back to school" classroom with apples gives me my first nudge, even if I'm not ready for summer to end yet!!
Next, of course, is the weather! Living in North Dakota, we experience four very distinct seasons. In the fall, the air has a different feel to it--less humidity, maybe. It's clear and crisp, and scented with the smells of falling leaves and smoke. When I pull up to the curb and school, I can hear the crunch of leaves beneath the tires of my car; and of course beneath my feel when I walk!
There's a "cozy" feeling about autumn.... probably knowing that winter is coming, along with warmer clothes and knitted afghans! Oh, and knitted, felted slippers!!