Wake Up, it’s Fall

Mona Gelfgatt, Junior

Ah, the smell of pumpkin pie coming from the kitchen. The view from your window of the leaves turning red. The apple cider brewing on the stove. The flannels and sweaters creeping their way out of the closet. You know what time it is? It’s fall!

Now summer might have its warm beach days. Winter might have skiing and snowmen. Spring might have the cherry blossoms and April showers. But in my opinion, nothing compares to the autumn leaves and that feeling of curling up by the fire, apple cider in one hand, a book in the other, and a cinnamon candle burning away. Maybe you’re home alone, or having a night out with your friends, watching “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Either way, nothing should stop you from putting on that flannel and living your best fall life.

Other than the aesthetic, think of all the activities! Apple picking, pumpkin carving, baking, hiking, s’mores! Why the choices are endless. Living in Massachusetts we are oh so lucky. There’s a farm at every corner. Connors, Appleton, Brooksby, Cider Hill… and so many more! Why, nothing lifts the spirit more than going apple picking with your friends and family; for once those apples are picked, what better than to make that iconic apple crumble recipe, and eat it with a scrumptious scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Mmm mmm mmm.

Oh, and don’t get me started on the pictures! The leaves matching your sweater as you choose which pose goes best. The wind blowing through your hair as you watch that bunny hop along. It’s just such a a beautiful time. So, I’ll be willing to understand if you say fall isn’t your favorite season, but if you can look at the trees, smell the cookies, feel the breeze, and hear the crunch of the leaves beneath your feet, and still say, “I don’t like fall,” well then, you need to wake up.

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