What's your favorite thing about fall?

  • drypin

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    Nov 02, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    I'm going to say it's the first smell of wood burning in the cold air.
  • calibro

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    Nov 02, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    gourds
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    its a combination, but at the top i'd rank:

    cashmere sweaters with worn in favorite jeans,
    crisp breezes and blue skies,
    the foliage

    honorable mention to all things pumpkin flavored.
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    I've been baking way too many apple and pumpkin flavored cakes, cookies and more.
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    The fall colors of the leaves that is one of the few things that I love about living in the south. They really don't get falll colors in Southern California.

    I live across the street from a park with LOTS! of trees so it's awsome!
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Saying farewell to East Coast summer humidity!
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    Sweaters and more reasons for cuddling.
  • lifeat84

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    Nov 02, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    Fall in the Midwest...*sigh*...its hard to say what is my favorite part...my birthday starts it off...the riot of colours and the smell of burning leaf piles, crisp autumn breezes during an intense game of soccer with friends...a perfectly frightening Halloween with a cold rain...or finally the perfect Thanksgiving with family and friends...

    I think it might be all the togetherness and slowing down of life...spring and summer are so intense!

    Plus its getting colder in the fall, cuddling can last longer... :-)
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    Nov 02, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    It's cooler... people are back in school and way from my bf whom actually becomes a sane human being again without his douche bag of a cousin around... I love fall fashion, falling leaves, the colors, usually I like halloween like crazy but for some reason this year I just wasnt feeling it.
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    Autumn in Southern Cali is jank to say the least. Hot dry days interspersed with cold dry days. Windy. Windy dry windy hot windy dry windy cold. It's like the region goes into withdrawal from not having perfect weather and the result is bipolar. Also everything is eternally green.
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    Leaves are so pretty here .

    Love apple cider.

    Like how it's crisp and you need to wear sweaters.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 02, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    sweaters, apple cider, the smell of the air on a crisp fall day
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    It means that in six months, it'll be getting warm again, thankfully.
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    Well, what others have said (wood/leaves burning like incense, colors) and... football!
    [Had 5 interceptions in our first IM game yesterday.]
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    it's definitely the photoperiodism! ;-)
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    all of the above. Also, I don't know if it's just me or what but it seems as though strangers become more personable and people bond easier during this time of year. I think it's because of the cold air and our desire for warmth. Anyone else make this connection?
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    Nov 02, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    Well with colder weather idiots aren't spending their time outside as much... Thank the GODSicon_razz.gif
    Cold weather of course, I hate the Heaticon_evil.gif
    I love snow & being able to see my breath icon_wink.gif
    And the colors that come with Fall
    Oh and the Feasts icon_surprised.gif Turkeyicon_wink.gif
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    Nov 02, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Definitely fall foliage, plus my b-day is in October.
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    Nov 02, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    What's your favorite thing about fall?

    That is never comes to South Florida. LOL!

    Seriously, when I did experience Fall as a child in the Northeast during the 1950s, I'd say it was the wonderful colors of the trees, and the smell of burning leaves (back when you could still burn them freely on your lawn).

    And there was a certain crisp quality to the chill in the air, especially as late afternoon and evening came. A cold I could tolerate and spend hours playing in (or raking those leaves), unlike the more raw & brutal cold of Winter, or the soggy wetness of early Spring.
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    Nov 02, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    Sweaters, Soup and Baking. In that order.

    Oh, and the hazy sunny days that are brief but beautiful.
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    Nov 02, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    When it ends.

    Bring on summer! I miss ya already.
  • somedaytoo

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    Nov 02, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    nothing
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    Nov 03, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    I hate summer... and hot weather.
    So fall is the best time for me icon_smile.gif I love everything about it.
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    Nov 03, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    Fall and winter are my fav seasons. I love the change of the leaves, the cooler then colder air, the silence of it. Everything slows down and life doesnt feel so much like a blur.
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    Nov 03, 2009 6:55 AM GMT
    jprichva> I miss Ann Arbor Octobers.

    Yup, you just missed another one.
    Come up for a visit next fall.

    There's the farmer's market/Kerrytown, Zingermans, the Heidelberg for an Oktoberfest beer in a boot mug or a drink at Dominick's, catch the marching band practicing at Elbel field (if not at halftime during the game), take a walk in the Arb or if not too cold go canoeing down the Huron river or grab a paddle boat at Gallup Park. You can get appropriate gear at the Bivouac and then walk through the Arcade.... In the evening, catch a movie at the Michigan Theatre.

    Just don't go looking for the Pretzel Bell, the Bagel Factory, Miller's Ice Cream, the original Pinball Pete's (just burned down last weekend; the Brown Jug survives), Bimbos, or Montgomery Ward's at Arborland, Sears or Goodyear's Dept. Store on Main St or even Jacobson's (it's now Borders #1; what would then be Borders #0 was until recently a T-shirt shop). No buying books at the U Cellar (you won't recognize the basement of the Union), but Ulrich's is still there. The Rubiyat and Flame are also history.

    Oh, and if you want to read a Daily, it won't be the (now defunct) Ann Arbor News... but I'm thinking you'd opt for the Michigan Daily, anyhow.

    Of course, if you can't wait 11 months, there's always Art Fair in July, spring in April (if we're lucky) and traying in the Arb in January....