Why We Love Fall
Layers Pile on the cozy sweaters, tall boots, wool jackets and snuggly scarves.
Raking leaves By raking, of course, we mean jumping in the pile.
5ks After a long muggy summer, fall weather can make even people who wouldn’t run from a bear think about lacing up their shoes. Most autumn festivals include a fun, beginner-friendly 5K run (that’s 3.1 miles to you newbies) that provides the perfect motivation to get active.
Chili suppers We’ll leave debates about beans to the enthusiasts, and simply say—white or red; chicken, beef or veggie—we want a pile of grated orange cheese on top. Preferably a big one.
Mounds of mums Yellow, purple, magenta, bursting from pots outside the supermarket, cheerfully asking for a ride home and a spot on your stoop.
Flower bulbs The squirrels have their acorns. We Midwesterners have our tulips and daffodils, buried in the fall, hidden in the frozen ground through the winter, waiting patiently for spring.