It’s official. With Labor Day here and gone, we can say goodbye summer. Well… In New Orleans, “summer” can continue through November. Regardless, we can still prepare for the upcoming Autumn. Even though it remains consistently warm throughout the day, you can feel it in the air once the sun sets, the chill that lingers in the air reminding you to wrap your hands around the warmest drink you can find. It’s a great feeling. Here are some reasons to be excited for fall!
I think many people seem to forget the fashion advantages that come with chillier seasons. You know what’s appropriate to wear in the blistering summer and chilly winter. But fall is where you can really show your fashion sense. Scarves, sweaters, coats, long sleeves, and boots? What more could you ask for fashion-wise?
There’s something about fall that makes you rise a little more slowly out of bed in the morning and enjoy the feeling of time moving slower. With the time change, the crimsons, oranges, yellows, greens, and purples, and the warmth that hangs in the air, as though time comes to a standstill. There’s nothing better than waking up and having the mist hovering above the city. It’s kind of a like a warm blanket.
Fall is jam packed with so many large holidays, how could you not love this time of year with all the food and drink? Halloween, which is always an excuse to let out your inner child, Thanksgiving PIE, and Christmas are all times for us to be reflective and thankful for what we’ve been given in our lives. Yes, even the rough patches!
Which is really just an excuse for companies to regurgitate everything pumpkin-flavored, but knowing that I can only get that special limited edition pumpkin-scented candle from Yankee Candle in a three-month period of time is not only somewhat stressful and dramatic, but secretly thrilling. Give us all the pumpkin!
Don’t get me wrong, we all love a hot dog and beer and a night at the ballpark just as much as the next American, but while baseball may be America’s Pastime, football is America’s sport. All the Saints and LSU tailgate parties with the sun hanging low, sipping hot chocolate at the football game, and the roar of the crowd as your team scores another touchdown… No offense to all the die-hard baseball fans!
I know it’s hard to get in the mood for fall, especially living anywhere in the lower region of the country, but it’s time to say goodbye to scorching heat, sweaty everything, and pesky critters.