Fall... A Season of
By Christy L. Riley
Fall is clearly a season of change; because it is the time of year when
the leaves change colors and fall to the ground for us all to jump and
crunch beneath our feet. To fully define this season of change and
remembrance, here are what others have to say: what do you like most
about fall; tell your favorite childhood memory; and what does “Fall”
mean to you.
“The colors of the leaves on the trees, because it looks awesome.
Probably either jumping in the leaf piles or going trick-or-treating.
It means the weather is getting colder and that Halloween and
Thanksgiving are just around the corner.” Josh.
“I love the fall, the crisp cool air and beautiful leaves. As we
have moved around I realized that the fall is not as beautiful
everywhere. I especially remember living in Sioux Falls and
finding the most beautiful fall tree each year.” Linda.
“[I] love the fall colors... and the cooler weather. My favorite
memories are definitely making huge piles of leaves in front of our old
house in Dallas and jumping in them. Then waiting till after dark to
play flashlight tag in the colder weather and hiding in the piles of
“There are several things I love about fall. Leaves turn
beautiful colors, the temps are much better than summer, being in the
mid 60’s and 70’s. It is just an all around great time to get out
and enjoy the weather with family and friends without burning up or
freezing to death. Being at my grandparents house with my best friends,
just hanging out and not having a care in the world. Well, for one,
means Football is here. But also means that many families will
spend a lot more time together and just enjoy life. Some look at
fall as things dying. I look at fall as things going to rest so that
they may be even more beautiful and inspiring than before.” Daniel.
“I enjoy the cool weather while still being warm enough not to wear a
coat. Nature is beautiful and it is easier to appreciate it in warm
weather. Playing in the leaves with my family and just chillin’
in a the newly cooled weather. It’s what happens when you trip on
something and slam face first into the ground. Or the time of the year
the weather becomes less hot and sticky.” Zac.
“I enjoy seeing the beauty of all the magnificent colors, the smell of
bonfires and wood burning, hearing the crunching noise of leaves under
my feet, the taste of all the dishes Autumn has to offer
(Thanksgiving!), and the feeling of the cooler (not cold) air that
brings me to get out warmer clothes (since by this time I am tired of
my summer wardrobe). I think Fall is my favorite season because
it stimulates and engages all the senses that make life so enjoyable.
Plus it brings family and friends together with the anticipated
It matters not how you enjoy this season of change, nor whom you choose
to spend it with. What matters is that you enjoy this brief lapse of
time known as Fall, or commonly called Autumn. Make the most of Fall
and make some new memories to share with future generations. Go out and
take pictures of the beautiful leaves and hang out with friends and
family as you enjoy all there is to love about Fall: be it the cooling
weather, remembering the past years, looking forward to the holidays
yet to come, fall sports like football, all the food, or just simply
enjoying the environment of what makes Fall truly a season of change.