Friday Favorite – Autumn

Have you felt it? Have you smelled it in the air? Or noticed that those sweaters in the back of your closet are calling you? Yup. It’s fall, and with it come so many of my favorite things.

Now that I live in Nashville, I’m getting to enjoy the leaves changing. Oh, they were so green this summer. And now they’re starting to turn yellow. Rumor has it that the rain this summer will cause them to turn brown and fall off the trees without really turning brilliant reds and oranges. But, you know, what? It’s still a beautiful change that I would never get to see in Arizona (the cactus are always green) and very little of in Colorado. So bring on the cool weather and the falling leaves.

fall-leaves

Fall also brings back football. And while it took me a couple weeks to get back into the swing of the season, I’m so glad to have Peyton Manning, Austin Collie, Dallas Clark, and the rest of  the Colts back in my life–and on my fantasy football team. I don’t know if I’d be this excited if I was losing my fantasy league very badly, but I’m hanging in there, and boy, do I love watching this game!

austin-and-peyton

And then there are the scarves. I love it when I’m a little chilly and I wrap a scarf around my neck. It warms me right up … and also adds a little something to my outfit.

scarves

Then, of course, there’s the realization that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. You’ve got to love that! And it means that I get to start planning and buying Christmas gifts, which is also a favorite of mine.

These are a few of my favorite things about autumn. What do you love about it?

Manning and Cutler

Being a Colorado resident, football fan, and all-around Manning Brother enthusiast, I just have to share this link that Amy sent my way.  Apparently Peyton Manning has a thing against diabetics. Just kidding! 🙂

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Peyton-Manning-threw-Jay-Cutler-s-blood-sugar-mo?urn=nfl%2C139247

Just for the record, I totally side with the author of this article … I would have played it up big too.