We found our first sign of Autumn this morning: a mini-pumpkin growing under the protection of its leaves. The discovery made me nostalgic, as do most things about Autumn.
Autumn has always been my favorite season, though I've never really sat down to write why. It could be because I love back-to-school time, or the fact that a new football season is upon us, or even because tourist season comes to an end and we get to enjoy our beach again without all the crowds.
But, what it really comes down to is the feeling that Autumn brings; it's like coming home after a long trip away or slipping into comfy pajamas after a long, taxing day.
I have most of my fondest memories during Autumn: going shopping with my mom and sisters for that coveted first-day-back-to-school outfit, bundling up for the first chilly morning, bringing my parents to my classroom for open house and peering out the windows into the night, trick-or-treating around the neighborhood with my mom, and watching Sunday football with my dad.
I love Autumn and the nostalgia that follows, so this first sign of it is a welcome sight :-)
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