Daydreaming & Reminising about the Perfect Fall

Welcoming the day during fall in the Rockies

There is something about the glimpse of fall in the air that conjures up excitement inside. Memories of previous falls flood into my mind. The cool, crisp air caressing my skin and the fresh, gentle breeze blowing through my hair. The shorter evenings remind me of harvest season, the season to be thankful for my blessings. 

Autumn swings by and showers its magic on trees, creating a picture perfect painting of red, orange, and yellow.  Long walks in the parks and forests with the music of crunching leaves under your feet resurface in my mind.

Early Morning Fall Walk, Vancouver, Canada

It is my favorite time of the year.  There is a sense of endings and new beginnings.  We bid good-bye to summer, to the green trees, and the holidays of summer.  But we welcome the sense of new and renewal: a new school year starts, freshly harvested vegetables line the stalls at markets, excited children dress-up and collect Halloween treats, and families gather together for Thanksgiving turkey dinner.  Canadian wildlife can be seen in abundance as cooler temperatures force them to lower ground. 

And fall is my favorite season for another special reason.  It is when I said ‘I do’ to the man of my dreams in front of all our family and friends! 

I love autumn and have always enjoyed everything the season has to offered.  I remember returning to school tickled pink to see my friends and classmates, with new school supplies, new clothes, and a new perspective, renewed energy, a new sense of determination, and a renewed sense of optimism.

Fallen Maple Leaves, Vancouver, Canada

Now, I live in Taiwan and I sometimes miss the changing of the seasons. Taiwan does experience a subtle changing of the seasons but it is not as dramatic and substantial as Canada.  And when I sit down and reminisce about past autumns, I can’t help but think about the amazing memories I made during fall while carving pumpkins, decorating for Halloween, playing in the piles of fallen leaves, enjoying the cool weather, and snuggling up by the wood-burning fireplace. 

And when I return to Canada during this season, I always appreciate and give thanks for the memories I made during this season and I continue to make more!  

Living abroad makes me appreciate other cultures but it also makes me value where I come from just a little more!

How about you?  What do you like about fall?  What is your favorite fall memory?  [For some awesome fall pics, check out this post!]


14 thoughts on “Daydreaming & Reminising about the Perfect Fall

    1. Me, too!! I miss fall in Canada so much these days, especially since the weather has been hitting record highs of over 35 degrees this week in Taiwan. Oh, how I wish to feel the cool breeze of fall on my face!!

      BTW, loved your ‘hobbit’ post!! I still can’t get that yellow hobbit door out of my mind – super cool!!

  1. I love autumn too, there is something very special about this season: its colours, the smell of roasted chestnuts, the dead leaves waiting to be crashed by my feet… I just cannot believe is already that time of the year, time flies!

    1. I agree!! I miss fall in Canada so much and even more so this year since the weather have been reaching record highs of over 35 degrees this week.

      I totally forgot about roasting chestnuts!! Maybe I can buy some here and sit under the air con and pretend it is fall! 😉

  2. Reblogged this on Foreign Sanctuary and commented:

    While I was driving home last night, this previous post popped into my mind.

    There is a very slight hint of fall in the air [and I stressed only slight]. The changing of the seasons here is as dramatic or drastic as Canada, but I will take a drop in temps, no matter how insignificant, any day.

    Hope you enjoy! And hopefully I will be posting some new content soon. I have lots of ideas for posts, but right now, my book is eating up all my time and taking priority.

  3. I do love fall and did celebrate its entry with a recent blog post. It is in Ontario and Quebec where fall is most flaming glorious. May you always return to Canada during your favourite seasons. 🙂

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