October 22, 2013

falling for fall.

The charms of autumn are never lost on me, but for some reason, the season's really swept me off my feet this year. Fall colors come a bit later in California, and the reds and oranges seemed to take over our new neighborhood in a matter of days last week. 

It's funny: the changing leaves remind me of Chicago with its gorgeous brick and ivy, its towering tunnels of trees, and I've found that fall makes me feel homesick for Illinois in a sort of beautiful, melancholy way. In the past, I labeled myself as more of a summer girl — hence college in San Diego — but I'm starting to think that autumn may have my heart. Something about the crisp, cooler air and the changing colors and the new-school spirit that lingers even long after you're a student make everything feel new and hopeful and on the edge of something different. It's an on-the-brink sort of season, a time when everyone starts to crave the feeling of comfort. And there's just something sort of special about that.

3 comments:

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

oh, i love the changing colors of fall. there's some sort of different energy behind it. but we only have 2 seasons here in indonesia (and as i live in bali, it's always summer in here) so i don't have many experience with fall

SJay said... [Reply to comment]

I just discovered Your blog :) and I fell for it instantly. I love a refreshing blog with sincere people :).
And as for fall, welcome to the Fall-ies club ^^

Loads of love, SJay!
www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

xjustanotherteenblogger said... [Reply to comment]

I live in New Zealand though so our seasons are reversed but fall is my absolute favorite. I love nothing more than the changing colors and the cooler temperatures. It also helps that my birthday is in fall ;)