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September 23, 2008

Autumn Meme

Jumping on the bandwagon

I found this at Charming the Birds from the Trees...

When does fall begin for you? Usually in late August or early September, when the air gets a certain crispness.

What is your favorite aspect of fall? That's hard, as I love lots of things about fall, but I guess just the fact that the weather is getting colder, and everything that goes along with that - blankets, tea, etc.

What is your favorite fall memory? Hmmm. I suppose any of many first days of school, with the new books and classes and school supplies and schedules, before things got boring again. :)

What do you like to drink in the fall? Tea! Cocoa! Pumpkin spice lattes! Chai! Hot cider! Cold cider! Coffee! Yeah, I like cold-weather drinks.

What's your favorite fall food? Apples! Soup! Cider doughnuts! Orchard Harvest Salad at Panera! Apple crisp! Pie! Yeah, apparently I like fall food too.

What is fall weather like where you live? Cool weather, frost, brilliantly colored leaves, and the first few snows.

What color is fall? Red, orange, brown, gold.

What does fall smell like? Crisp air, apples, cinnamon.

Holiday shopping in fall: yes or no? I buy materials for gifts I want to make.

If you could go anywhere in the fall, where would you go? It's pretty great right here in New Hampshire.

What is your favorite fall sport? Football, since my brother plays!

Do you have a favorite fall chore? I kind of like raking, except it sets off my asthma. Does baking count as a chore?

What is your least favorite thing about fall? That sometimes it goes back to summer or ahead to winter without staying nice and autumnal for a while.

What is your favorite fall holiday? Thanksgiving.

What's your favorite kind of pie? For fall? Apple.

Which do you prefer, the Farm or the Fair? Fair!

Do you have a favorite fall book? I always read the Anne of Green Gables series in the fall.

How about a favorite fall poem or quote?

It was October again when Anne was ready to go back to school--a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain--amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through. The Birch Path was a canopy of yellow and the ferns were sear and brown all along it. There was a tang in the very air that inspired the hearts of small maidens tripping, unlike snails, swiftly and willingly to school; and it WAS jolly to be back again at the little brown desk beside Diana, with Ruby Gillis nodding across the aisle and Carrie Sloane sending up notes and Julia Bell passing a "chew" of gum down from the back seat. Anne drew a long breath of happiness as she sharpened her pencil and arranged her picture cards in her desk. Life was certainly very interesting.
(From Anne of Green Gables, of course!)

I'm not going to tag anyone, but come play along! Comment if you do this meme so I can come see your answers.

Posted by Kat at September 23, 2008 09:28 AM

This is a neat meme. I haven't done it yet, but perhaps in a day or so. Fall is my favorite time of year. I enjoyed reading your answers!

Posted by: Carrie at September 23, 2008 08:37 PM
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