Happy autumn dear readers! With my experience of living in New England for a whole year I am able to tell you with some confidence that autumn is the best season here. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold and spring appears to last all of two weeks. Autumn on the other hand is temperate and beautiful. I hope you like tree porn because over the next few months I’ll be posting pictures of as many multicoloured leaves as I can.
I like autumn although I’m dubious of the whole pumpkin obsession that New England seems to have. Pumpkin pie is nice, pumpkin beer is good (although buying it makes me feel like a huge hipster) and pumpkin spice flavoured Oreos are tolerable. I’m not sure that the world is better off with pumpkin lattes and I’m just waiting for the moment when some enterprising business introduces pumpkin flavoured pet food so pets can join in too. That will be my cue to go back to England I fear.
This week we received our first Halloween card. Now call me weird but isn’t the purpose of Halloween to be scary and doesn’t sending someone a greetings card wishing them a “Happy Halloween” kind of defeat the purpose? The last time we popped into the local Target there was a whole aisle of Halloween greetings cards and I was dumbstruck. I guess I’m still not used to the whole Halloween obsession yet, I may dress up for it at work this year though.
We went apple picking at the weekend meaning that we now have a lot of apples and a lot of apple pies in our future. The best part was that we didn’t see any spiders as we picked them (unless of course they are inside the apples waiting to strike.) My wife made a delicious apple crumble and I have been enjoying it in the evenings with ice cream and a serious lack of concern for my waistline. Cider and baked apple goods are definitely my favourite thing about autumn after the beautiful trees.
What’s your favourite thing about autumn?