Epic Fall...

A lot of my friends in Southern California talk about how excited they are that fall is finally here. The big problem with this is that, in Southern California, Fall doesn't really show up. Oh sure you get a slight decrease in temperature from summer. But I know lots of people who wear scarves during the summer time. So if the temperature hovers around the same area so steadily that you can wear extra layers without felling it year round, you're not allowed to talk about Fall.

However, being back in South Carolina for the first time in 6 years, I've been privy to witness some of the seasonal change again. And I like it.

Fall has always been my favorite season. You've got my birthday, the state fair, the changing of the leaves, and Candy Corn. But there's one thing that I always look forward to that I haven't been able to experience in the six years I've been away from home.

Here's my favorite part of Fall:

I love when it's just cold enough outside so that when you breathe in, it stings the inside of your nose a little bit. It's not cold enough to wear a heavy jacket yet. But that stingy feeling in your nose... Dang I love that.

If I could bottle that and send it to my friends in Cali, I would spend all my time doing it.

I love it...


Julie Hibbard said...

I now have two friends who live in South Carolina...it sure is beautiful...I may have to come visit.

Sarah Brown said...

I know exactly what you are talking about - there is something about fall that you can feel. The other day I was walking with a teacher outside and I just stopped in the middle of a sentence to feel it. I looked up at the perfect blue sky peppered with the warm colors of the leaves. I closed my eyes and breathed in the crisp air. A nice spring day is pleasant and helps me anticipate the coming summer, but a fall day is special in and of itself. Like you said, you can feel it in your nose. You can feel it on your skin. The chill in the air is offset by the still-warm sun, and you can't help but feel involved in the entire process.

Also, there is candy corn.