“It’s autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and,
best of all, leaping into leaves!”
– Winnie the Pooh, “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”
With the days getting darker, rain and wind becoming more frequent visitors and temperatures dropping, your mood may just suffer a little…
Time to list 5 things to remind you why autumn is an awesome season too. How about windy walks, pumpkins, traditional festivities, soft fabrics, warm colours, leaping into leaves and more…?
1. Windy weather freshens you up
Nothing beats getting you into a better mood than windy weather. When you go outside when it’s windy, the wind might destroy a carefully styled hairdo, but, more importantly, will definitely blow away your worries, sorrows, bad moods and the like. You will come back home freshened up and with a lighter head and mood (and your hair will look good again in no time at all, I am sure).
2. Autumn equals fabulous food
Autumn is a season that offers so much joy food-wise. Think of pumpkins and everything sweet and spicy you can create with them. Think of “pepernoten & speculaas” when you are Dutch. How about different wild game dishes with cabbage, mushrooms and other veggies (or even just those yummy veggies without the meat)? The Swiss among you will probably already have had their first fondue or raclette of the season and “Lebkuchen” is omnipresent.
I don’t know about you, but I think autumn is my favourite season for culinary creativity. In summer the warm days and evenings ask for time spent in nature, in your garden or on your balcony instead of in the kitchen. In winter the snow beckons you to come outside to enjoy some winter sports, so both seasons are perfect for easy and quick recipes.
And autumn? Well, autumn is just perfect for culinary creativity. Short days, so lots of time to spend in your cosy, warm kitchen and home and isn’t yummy food the best way to enjoy long evenings? (for some awesome autumn cakes recipes, you can click here).
Why don’t you take up some culinary challenges this autumn too? Enjoy your cooking and baking and spoil yourself and others with your results!
3. Soft fabrics hug you
Autumn is also the season in which you transfer your warmer and softer clothes to that part of your wardrobe where you can easily grab them. Don’t you just love wrapping up in cosy cardigans, soft scarfs and tender trousers?
4. A walk in the forest stimulates your senses
When you are not the “windy walk” type, you may want to go for a walk in a park or forest among colourful leaves. Are you like Winnie the Pooh and do you also love leaping into leaves? I definitely do!
With or without leaping into leaves, you will enjoy what you see, what you hear, what you feel and what you smell on an autumn walk in a park or forest. It’s an excellent training for your senses and the more you are aware of your senses, the more you pick up from your surroundings. A walk in the woods may be relaxing and stimulating at the same time. You will come home full of energy!
5. Traditions mean time with your family and friends
In so many countries the autumn season is the start of many traditions that are celebrated with friends and family.
Think about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Sinterklaas (The Netherlands), Weihnachtsmärkte (German speaking countries are specialists here), St. Martin’s Day and Advent. Spending time with friends and family and sharing experiences with others add to your own happiness! Autumn is an easy season to do just that, since you will have many opportunities to do so. Grab them!
I am sure you will think autumn is an awesome season indeed by now😉. What is it about autumn that you like? I would love reading your view(s) in the comments section below.
Thank you all for reading and enjoy your autumn weekend to the fullest!