Fall in Pennsylvania

Turn, Turn, Turn

Seasons change so quickly! Which one do you most look forward to? Which is your least favorite?

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Spring and fall, here in my corner of PA, are wonderful.  Spring is beautiful because of all the flowering trees and shrubs. Allergies are terrible, however, because there’s so much pollen. Also, it seems to me that spring never lasts very long.  After a long, cold, dreary, drizzly, damp winter, I’d enjoy a longer spring before the humdity  and heat of summer settle in.

But fall! I do look forward to fall.  Long, humidity-free, mosquito-free weeks in September, October, often well into November, when the temperatures are moderate during the day and nippy at night to facilitate sleeping.

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And of course, the color is to die for.  Anywhere you go in our state, you can find vibrant fall colors. It’s especially pretty up in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and out across the Endless Mountains. The air is crisp, clear, clean and bracing. The colors are so intense they hardly seem real. The leaves stay on the trees for several weeks unless there’s an unusual wind or very hard rain, and even those things don’t destroy the entire landscape. The air smells sweet.  It beckons you to put on your sneakers and stretch your legs, filling up your lungs with all the scents of fall.

I love it.  I look forward to it every year.  I consider it a gift between the hot, humid summer and the damp, dreary winter.  It keeps me stoked until spring comes along to lift my spirits.

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9 thoughts on “Fall in Pennsylvania

  1. Anne

    Ah, a hopeful thought just before least preferred summer arrives! October, “it beckons you” to dream even in the beauty of the moment. And one of the reasons for the user name “Anne” 🙂

    Admittedly, I had never heard of “The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” which also means I haven’t been there. Seems that maybe I should take care of that this fall!

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  2. Autumn is my favorite, too, for all the reasons you mentioned. But I also love the farmers markets and the fresh produce that summer brings. I love walking out my back door to pick fresh lettuce for that evening’s salad or a handful of raspberries for my morning cereal. I love making salsa from the cilantro, tomatoes and garlic growing in my garden. And then there’s the grill…. But then again, autumn has trips to the apple orchard and cider and DONUTS! Yep, autumn wins because of donuts.

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