by J.J. Tanner from the Dinner Club Mysteries
by Linda Wiken
You've gotta love fall if you live in Vermont! Really! All those leaves! We really love to show off all our fall colors. Fall is my favorite time of the year, although I have to admit I usually say that at the beginning of each season. But this time I meant it.
Let me count the ways: vibrant colored leaves, falling leaves, Thanksgiving in two countries, Halloween, shuffling through a blanket of leaves. How about the hint of smoke in the air from real wood-burning fireplaces. Pumpkins in all their forms -- pies, jack-o-lanterns, coffee concoctions, and pastries galore. And, that's just for starters.
I have fond memories of my dad raking up piles of leaves and letting the three of us (me and my two obnoxious, oops, I mean enthusiastic brothers) dive into them and make a shower of leaves. Did you do the same? My dog also loved playing in the leaves although I'm sure if I were to let my cat, Indie, play out in them he'd turn around and high-tail it back inside.
This weekend I'll be celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving with my Canadian friends -- you know, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and the best stuffing. Then, I'll be looking forward to that at the end of November again.
Do you agree? What's your favorite season and why?
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