The prompt for September 17th is: "What is your favorite Fall-time activity or memory?"
I LOVE Fall. It has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember, and I'm not so sure why. Could it be the earthy colors that emerge through the foliage? Could it be the drop in temperature that warrants hoodies? Could it be the fresh smell of apples and pumpkins? I think it may be all of the above and MORE.
Narrowing it down to one favorite Fall activity is seriously a hard thing to do, because I love it all. However, I don't know what our prompt will be for next month (and I think it may have something to do with the spooky celebration of October), I am forcing myself to focus on one thing.
Yes, apples. Have you ever been to an orchard to pick apples during the fall? If not, DO IT, you are totally missing out. I used to be one of those that would just buy a bag of apples and be satisfied (ok I still buy the bags sometimes, just to get the kids to eat them). But once you bite into a fresh, crisp apple straight off a tree, your apple-loving-life will never be the same.
And depending on the orchard and the area of the country you live in, there are varieties to choose from. So you may not think you like apples, but if you tried a different variety, you may find that you really do. I don't like red delicious, but I LOVE Gala's and Pink Lady's. And Granny Smiths are tasty, but they are best in an apple pie. But if you still don't like eating an apple, there are always the yummy apple flavored things like hot cider and cider doughnuts - YUM!
So that's my love fest with Apples...and apple orchards in a nut shell. I could go on for hours, but I won't, I have some packing to finish up for our upcoming move. More on that in a later post!
Anyway, check out my fellow team member's blog posts about this same topic - I can't wait to see what they all have to say!
R2R Designs - http://r2rdesigns.com/news/
Simply Leilani - http://www.simplyleilani.com/blogs/news
Semi Sweet Charm - http://semisweetcharm.com/
Homefront Team - http://homefrontteam.blogspot.com/