The first day of fall was last week. And, if you are in the northern hemisphere, you might be seeing signs that autumn is already here. Today, J and K talk about a few of their favorite (fall) things (earworm. you’re welcome).

J I don’t experience the seasonal change in quite the same way here in Southern California, so I find myself nostalgic for that first morning when I’d walk outside and the coolness in the air stealing into my lungs would announce that autumn is here. Frost-limned grasses would glint in the sunrise as it dispelled a curtain of mist. And the leaves would have just begun to crisp at their edges with hints of fiery red, gold, and brown. Since I don’t get those sensory delights anymore, I content myself with the myriad fall-scented candles that remind me of them. Oh, and if you haven’t tried it, 10/10 would recommend the pumpkin cream cold brew at Starbucks. It’s delicious and flies under the radar, unlike its infamous PSL cousin.

K My favorite things are probably not unique. I love the painted landscape as the trees turn colors, the rustling sound of wind in the trees, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. I cannot wait to take a trip to my favorite apple orchard – I love tasting all of the varieties of apples that you don’t get in a store. Their caramel apples are to die for and the apple cider is heavenly. My husband and I have a wee little one now and I can’t wait to show him the petting zoo there as last time he was only a few months old. I enjoy spending time in parks anyway, but this is just another special sensory overload we’ll make sure to experience. Something about the shifting of the breeze really sparks my creative side.

What are you looking forward to this autumn, Seekers?

*Image by K, taken a previous autumn.

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