Do you like Autumn?

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    Sep 04, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    Yes, I know in North America all the seasons are shifted forward 21 days, but the leaves are turning yellow where I live, so "it's still summer" my ass. (Born in Europe: Sept 1 is the first day of autumn.)

    I love autumn, because I get to harvest my veggies, and it's not hot, and there's just something about the sunlight that's more beautiful in autumn.

    I guess I'm biased against summer because the summers of my childhood were all +36 degrees every day, and 100% humidity, and no let-down of the heat at night.

    So if you have autumn where you live, your thoughts would be appreciated.
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    Sep 04, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    Aress saidYes, I know in North America all the seasons are shifted forward 21 days, but the leaves are turning yellow where I live, so "it's still summer" my ass.

    Meteorological autumn began on September 1.

    I like summer, sunny and hot. Spring and Autumn, meh. Winter, no.
  • Ej101

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    Sep 04, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    Yes and I love it!!! my favorite season
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    Sep 04, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    Well....:/ Texas doesn't really have winter. the forests here don't usually reddening or yellow and even if they do, it isn't like Virginal or something. icon_neutral.gif I do love Spring and Winter-- the seasons Life, Death, and Rebirth. icon_smile.gif
  • Lanter

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Out of all the seasons I definitely like fall the most and spring the least. When it comes to the summer, I like the water activities (swimming, kayaking, etc.), but I hate the humidity, mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks, spider webs, etc.

    I will also say that a lot of what forms one's feelings about a particular season is not related to the climate changes or effects, but rather the external events of your life. If you are bound to the school schedule in anyway, odds are you are going to favor summer (unless you hate having your kids home all the time;). I for example, am not tied to the school schedule, so September kicks off my travel season, which is another plus for the fall. I plan on going down to the shore later this week in fact. It also seems as though for me at least, many, if not most major life events have happened in the fall. So I have a lot of memories associated with it, and every time I smell the distinct smell of fallen leaves, they all come flooding back.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    This is maybe one of the few things i hate about Florida...
    ..You become so out of touch with the seasons!.. icon_confused.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    Awesome time of year! Really enjoy it!!

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    I like fall colors and dry cool air. Once all the leaves drop I'm ready for snow.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Love autumn, which, in Florida, at least central to north, not south Florida, sometimes arrives around December or January if we get any color at all. I've been planting red maples and such to give good color should ever we have years with the right conditions for them to show off.

    But the summer heat here breaks mid October. Sept & 1st two weeks of Oct can be the hottest of the year here.

    Late Oct/very early Nov, I like to do serious mountain leaf peeping. One of my favorite drives is the Blue Ridge Parkway and I like to hit it right after peak, once most of the tourists have cleared out, when I have the windy roads to play with, when there's variation in color from often bare at the highest elevations to full color below. It's like driving through a bowl of fruit loops.

    I missed last year and I was thinking of going this year but now NC's vote against marriage for gay people has me conflicted, leaving me Crying for the Carolines (they have a youtube song for everything)...



    Here's pics (previously posted) from one of my last Autumn trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains and last time I did the entire stretch from Cherokee up through Shenandoah. I hope that Carolina becomes a less hateful state because those colors really are gay.

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    Here's a vid someone did of the autumn parkway experience...



    and here's a random youtube on Shenandoah, mountains not as high as the Carolinas but still pretty beautiful. I saw a ton of deer there.

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    There's really something about Autumn and how the leaves fall that I really connect with.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    I love Autumn in England! The colour of the leaves, the atmospheric weather and AW fashion seasons are always far superior to SS.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    God yes its awesome. Around noon the sunlight hits the leaves just right making the trees look like they have paper lanterns on them when you look up. And the way it smells when the sun is out on a cool day and the air smells like damp dirt and leaves. Yeah autumn is definitely the best.
  • GWriter

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Love autumn!

    Theantijock mentioned Shenandoah, which is truly stunning when the leaves change. It is one of the best things about living in DC.
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    Sep 04, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    I love it. Fall is amazing in MI.

    I remember waking up for school on a foggy morning and seeing frost over everything. Then the sun would rise above the trees, the mist would thin in the cold morning, and steam would trail from the melting frost.

    I miss the scent of decomposing leaves and cold, damp earth. People would rake their leaves out to the curb and burn the piles. I loved walking through flurries of leaves as they fell from the trees. The skittering sound as leaves dragged across the ground by the breeze; the nip in the air.

    Apples are a big crop in MI, and my father would go out every weekend to local apple mills where we could buy cider, pies, applesauce and butter. The air smelled of crushed apples. AMAZING!

    Pumpkin patches too! Imagine the classic picture of roadside stands selling indian corn, pumpkins, apples...

    But I'm in Florida.

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  • LJay

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    Sep 04, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    I am eager to smell Autumn, bake squash, see trees change colors and feel nippy air on summy days. I like it a lot.
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    Sep 04, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    malas_decisiones said...the sunlight hits the leaves just right making the trees look like they have paper lanterns on them when you look up.....


    nice imagery

    GWriter saidLove autumn!

    Theantijock mentioned Shenandoah, which is truly stunning when the leaves change. It is one of the best things about living in DC.


    I've a cousin with a townhome on cap hill and that's where I headed right after Shenandoah. Here in north/central Florida, the leaves of deciduous trees usually just go from green to brown to drop but if conditions are just right (water & temp) we can get some excellent colors. Not a lot of it but still enjoyable as a novelty. Last year I hardly got any but the year before my home and area was very colorful.

    I would think living in DC you'd also have access to the Poconos, extending your peak peeping season. The problem with autumn leaf peeping from Florida is that it takes forever just to drive out of this state, so I only get to do it once a year at best or just once every couple of years, more likely.
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    Sep 04, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Spring is good...LOVE summer... Autumn is okay... HATE winter... but I do look good in sweaters
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    Sep 04, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    theantijocknice imagery


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    Sep 04, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAwesome time of year! Really enjoy it!!

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    Absolutely my favorite season, when we actualy have one, and not just a brief transition from summer to winter.
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    Sep 04, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidI like fall colors and dry cool air. Once all the leaves drop I'm ready for snow.


    Me, too!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Winter is coming.

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    Sep 04, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    I love autumn or, as we in the UK call it, summer.
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    Sep 04, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    Probably my favorite season, I love when it's cool outside and there's no humidity. Plus I like how it's nice during the day and cool later on, it's the best weather for outdoor sports and going for runs.
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    Sep 04, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    My fav season: Halloween! Pumpkins! Fall leaves! The Foliage!

    Im obsessed. Plus my birthday is end of Sept -- so perfect time.

    Can't say enough about fall except i fagged out and spent a ton of money at bath and body works buying all sorts of fall-related candles. my room smells like pumpkin and the living room smells like "autumn day." love it.


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    Sep 04, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    OK, wow everyone loves Autumn.
    I don't.
    In fact, I dread it. It conjures up memories of school, cold, winter soon approaching. ugh. the death of a cold new england winter. Long, cold, bitter, and depressing. I hate the way the sun light start to change, it just shines differently. I can't describe it, but it looks different than the summer sun.

    Cold and flu season approaching. yuck.
    leaves brownind and dying. Time to break out the jackets, and all the sweaters and everything else u must layer on urself.

    I like summer. I like the sun, the fun, the beach, the hot, the green of the plants, the loong sunny days, the pool, tans, fresh fruit and veggies, life.

    Autumn is the beginning of death. The gradual decline of plants and flowers.

    Thank god, I live in a relatively warm and sunny environment.