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5 Classic Ways to Celebrate Fall

5 Classic Ways to Celebrate Fall

Fall is here and many people are celebrating the return of their favorite season of the year. In our opinion, turning leaves, cooler temperatures and pumpkin-flavored everything are the best ways to say goodbye to the heat of summer and hello to the crisp days of autumn. Whether you’re sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or enjoying a hay rack ride through a pumpkin patch, be sure to make the most of your fall. If you find yourself falling into a rut, try one of these activities to perk your autumn up.

Do Something with Pumpkin
As one of the most common flavors of fall, the versatile pumpkin is a symbol of the season. There are so many ways to use the fruit beyond baking it into a pie. Try roasting the seeds or using pumpkin puree to make a frozen dessert. You might surprise yourself with all you can do.

Play Football
Sure, fall is the season to watch football, but what about playing it? Grab some friends or family for a pick-up game (touch or tackle is
your choice). While there are plenty people who enjoy sitting on the couch and watching the game, we think it’s more fun to go outside and play one yourself.

Make Your Halloween Costume
Want a unique costume this year? Try making your own using sustainable materials or even old clothes. You’d be surprised how many great costumes can be put together with items you already have lying around the house. Not only will you save money, but you’ll stand out from the crowd of store-bought costumes.

Go on Walk
Fall is arguably the most beautiful season, so take advantage of the colorful display of leaves in your area by going on a walk. Not only will you enjoy the variety of colors, shapes and sizes of leaves, but you will  also be adding a bit of exercise into your day.

Visit an Apple Orchard
Johnny Appleseed’s birthday is coming up this month, so why not celebrate by visiting an apple orchard. Apples are a great seasonal fruit, and picking them yourself is an added treat!

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3:10PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

I did see an article encouraging people to make "leaf angels". Not with the cats, and other beasties, round here....

2:12AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

Thank you :)

2:13AM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

I normally enjoy autumn. This year the change from warm weather changed so quickly and all of a sudden - winter clothes had to be unpacked in a hurry. Rain, grey skies and cold evenings even a few rain storms so that we get a clear message !

6:14PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Good tips. Thanks.

12:43PM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:49AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

my mother died on November 1st, 2007. I'd been her caretaker for 22 years, so just before she died in a nursing home w/Hospice, I took 3 days off. when I visited her Halloween night, I found that she had slipped beyond me, into hallucinations. I stayed w/her, trying to calm her through her scary hallucinations. this is what Halloween means to me. I'm trying to learn to accept Oct. 31st, but I don't want to notice any of the "scary Halloween" stuff. I can't exactly focus on Fall, because I live in Southern California. Maybe I could focud on pumpkins and cinnamon. (baked apples?)

10:45AM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

I obsess over all thing pumpkin!!!!!

10:37PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:36PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:57AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Let us not forget the weekly task of racking leaves for hours of fun and exercise only to have your lazy neighbors to come and visit. Yippie!

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