Most of us are fed up with the dog days of Summer. We're pretty much tired of sweating like a pillow case filled with water. Lets not mention that we're done with hotdogs for a while too. Mowing the grass will be replaced by raking leaves and shovelling snow, and scraping Ice from windows.
While harvest time may be a season of distress to some; to me it signals the end to another growing season. Corn, wheat, soybeans, milo, just to name a few have been harvested, sent to market, and the farmers are busy planting all over again. The calves, piglets, foals, and the little bambi's are now mature enough to be on their own. The boys of summer are getting ready to clear their lockers, while football is just starting to get exciting. Uh oh, I think I was wrong about the hotdogs. Can't have a tailgate party without the Dogs!!!!
Now, for the things I like about Fall. I think I'll list this in a Top 10 format:
Fall makes me think of pumpkins, Indian corn, and pecan pie. (yummy) Most everywhere I go there are big pumpkin displays. Pumpkins of all sorts + sizes.
You may, or may not agree, but I think Thanksgiving should be almost as important as Christmas. A lot of hands went to work to produce all that we enjoy at Thanksgiving. And there are a lot of our sons and daughters who have gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can celebrate this day.
3. Corn Mazes!
It speaks for itself. Who can resist a good puzzle?
4. The fall colors.
The changing of the leaves is like the turning of the pages of a good book.
There is something about kids and pumpkins and corn mazes and fall festivals and kids who discover the perfect pumpkin.
I do love to be the "treatee" (the guy who sits on the porch and hands out the goodies).
I was in Scouts for 11 years in one form or another and no weekend would be complete without a campfire or a bonfire as we would have.
It could be jr. high, high school, college, pro - football is football.
Almost every community in the country has a parade of some kind in the fall. I've participated in my share of parades and I always gripe but I always have fun.
10. Hoosier Girl
The inspiration for this post. I met HoosierGirl in the fall and my life has never been the same. Hoosier Girl's perpetual optimism really has me seeing the fall in a new light.
Hope you liked my list.
Trukindude (HoosierGirl's significant other)