Monday, September 10, 2012

Autumn's Arrival ~Guest Post by Alicia

    September is upon us – the month where I naturally begin to think about all things autumn. Fall is my favorite season – everything about it simply breathes creativity and coziness! I thought I would share a few of the things that make it my season of choice!

    If you didn’t know this about me….you do now! I love coffee. Period. And, what better time for enjoying coffee than in the fall?! Below, my friends, is autumn in a mug – the delectable Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte.
    Moving on (before I rush madly to Starbucks), here are the fashion aspects I love so much about the fall! Boots, scarves, and turtlenecks…my fashion paradise!

    And, of course, who could forget all of the delectable treats that seem to pop out of the kitchen around this time of year? Apple crisps, cherry cobblers, and pumpkin pie…another taste of autumn!

    The landscapes are simply gorgeous – from scarlet trees to bountiful fields! God’s awesome handiwork is apparent everywhere. (Yes, ahem, I took this photo myself!) 

One of the BEST things about fall is the new artistic energy I always get! The overcast skies, perfect temperatures, and cozy atmosphere stir up my creativity to no small end! Writing, music, card-making, crocheting – I always end up with an extra boost of inspired enthusiasm in the autumn. (Sorry, I simply couldn’t resist the book photo!)

And, lastly, I love Thanksgiving Day. (I know, it’s early to talk about, but it is another aspect of fall!) There is something so special about stopping to thank God for all He has done for you – and all that He will continue to do for you. And, of course, the warm scents and flavors of turkey, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, buttery rolls, and apple cider make this fall holiday a delight!

    So, what is that you enjoy about autumn? The cool weather? Apple pie? The crunch of leaves beneath your feet? Look around you and find out what it is that makes autumn special to you. :-)


Alicia Willis is a home-school graduate, avid historian, and published author. When not busy writing, she also enjoys volleyball, being a church pianist, baking, and playing with her two dogs. To find out more about her trilogy, The Comrades of Honor Series, visit her at her Website.


1 comment:

Rachelle said...

Great to see your post Alicia!! Thanks!!