I’m from the South, and “It’s fall, y’all” is a common phrase you often hear this time of year. Many of my friends started sharing posts on social media back in August about how much they were looking forward to the “BER” months which bring Friday night lights and pumpkin spice. Even though I’m a summer girl, fall certainly has an appeal. I think the excitement of the upcoming holidays helps bring everyone into a festive mood. My daughter just turned 16 and was planning her annual birthday visit to the corn maze months ago before the temps ever dipped below 90. She loves fall!
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is drive through the mountains to see the beautiful changing leaves. Check out this gorgeous photo my talented friend took this past weekend. It’s peak season here in Western NC, as you can tell from the colorful landscape! I also love fall festivals, the county fair, candy corn (the pumpkins are the best), pumpkin spice coffee creamer, and cuddling up with a good book. Toni Shiloh shared some great fall reads in her recent post, but any book will do for me when I get the opportunity to read.
There’s also something about fall that makes me want to write. Not that I don’t want to write any other season, but maybe it’s the days getting shorter, so I have to stay inside, or it could be the cooling temps outside giving me a cozy vibe while wrapped in a blanket on my couch. Whatever the case, my brain seems to kick into overdrive when I open my computer. I’m hoping this fall will proceed a finished book
To celebrate some of the things I enjoy about fall, I wrote a bonus scene for my Finding Home series, where you can catch up with some of the characters in the series. This short story is a fun scene with the Davis family preparing to attend a church fall festival. If you’d like to read it, click here!
I’ll leave you with one last treat. This apple cake recipe is one of my fall favorites. If you love apples, make sure to try it (and it’s just as good if you skip the icing).
I’d love to know some of your favorite things about fall. Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner to receive a $5 Amazon gift card.