It is officially Fall and I am excited about this season. Fall is probably my favorite of the four seasons, because of the changing leaves and cooler temperatures. Granted, we don’t get that in Florida, so maybe that is why I love Autumn so much.
There is something special about Fall; maybe it’s the weather, or the fun activities, but it is almost magical. Pumpkins pop up everywhere, pumpkin spice everything, Fall festivals and corn mazes, getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving, and that feeling of change and excitement all come around this time of year.
Apple picking is another quintessential Fall activity and I am almost bursting with excitement because I am finally going to go apple picking for the first time next week. For many Northerners, visiting apple orchards are a regular Fall activity, but for this Southern Florida girl apple picking garners way more excitement than usual. I love going to orchards and farms to pick fruits and vegetables and have never been far enough North, and able to pick, during apple season.
I am definitely going to bring back some apples from my trip, and cannot wait to make more homemade apple cider. The warm, delicious smell that wafts through the house while making cider is amazing. Pair it with freshly churned vanilla bean ice cream for an extra special Fall treat. Cheers!
Until next time,
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