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Fall Is Here

There is no doubt that the seasons are changing!

Debbie’s Dose of Food for Thought

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot

For many people, autumn is their favorite time of year. Although it has been feeling like fall for some time now, this Friday, Sept. 23, is the first official day of the season. Here are a few things to enjoy this time of year.

Sounds

Take time to listen to the sounds you hear outside as you are out and about. The outdoor sounds of summer have given way to the sounds of fall. Squirrels, chipmunks and other small creatures are scurrying around faster than they were a few weeks ago as they collect food. The birds are singing a different tune and many are heading south and the leaves sound dry as they rustle when the wind dances through the treetops. Change is definitely in the air.

Colors

Although our lawns are more lush than usual this year due to all the rain we’ve had, the leaves on the trees are turning and some are already on the ground. Before you know it, it will be time to think about yard clean-up in a big way.

Harvest

It’s time for apples and the final harvest of crops planted over the summer. It’s a great time to go apple or pear picking and to visit local farm stands for a walk through a . Then, bake an apple pie or make fresh, homemade applesauce when you get home!

Cooler Weather

There is a snap in the air every morning and even the warm, sunny days have changed. Temperatures are in the 60s and sunset is before 7 p.m.

Fairs

The  is this weekend and runs  The Big E, held in West Springfield, Mass., opened Sept. 16 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. Email Info@TheBigE.com for more information. Both fairs offer something for everyone in the family. Enjoy!

 

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