Summer to Fall in Kentucky

What happened to my favorite season?  Where did the summer go?  It seemed to fly right past me so fast I barely got to enjoy it.  I’ll miss Lake Cumberland, sunny days, and my lake friends, but it’s ok because I love fall too.  Read on to find out what is special about fall, my second favorite season.

Football has already begun.  I love the excitement in the air when I’m sitting outside on the home team bleachers.  The passing game is what I enjoy the most.  Those hail Mary passes get my blood pumping.  fireworksI love the fireworks when my home team makes a touchdown.  The camaraderie you have with the people sitting near you is immense  when cheering your team on to a victory. football Homecoming is a time when many classes have their class reunions. To see old friends at these games is another added treat.

Another thing I love about fall is the beauty of the fall colors in nature.  The trees in the knobs of Kentucky turning to yellows, oranges, and reds are like a colorful painting.

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/geoky/regionknobs.htm

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/geoky/regionknobs.htm

The chill in the air and the sight of those knobs make the end of summer less painful.  Riding on a winding country road or four wheeling over the country hills looking at the beautiful trees are things I enjoy doing during the fall months.

Fall in Kentucky

Fall in Kentucky

Walking through those colorful leaves and hearing the crunching sound beneath my feet are things I love, too.

http://www.caseycountyapplefestival.org/home.html

http://www.caseycountyapplefestival.org/home.html

Almost every community in Kentucky has some type of fall festival.  The smell of kettle corn, fried apple pies, and barbecue drift through the air at these fall festivals.  Enhancing the atmosphere at these events is often the sound of guitars or fiddles coming from a local band.  The crafts created by the locals peak your interest.  You may see anything from redneck windchimes to painted pumpkins to hand carved wood items.  You’ll probably see beauty and baby contests, as well as cloggers and line dancers.  Antiques or junk sometimes is even sold at these festivals.

Forkland Festival

When fall and cooler weather comes around I look forward to fixing chili, vegetable soup, and hot apple cider.  And the pumpkin desserts!  My favorite is not pumpkin pie, but it is pumpkin carrot cake.  At this time I have 21 pumpkin dessert recipes on my autumn  pinterest pages.  Check them out and let me know how you like them.

indian cornI love Indian corn, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and scarecrows.  It’s fun to make new fall floral arrangements and wreaths.  The smell of fall potpourri and scented candles activate the senses.  I love putka pods and sunflowers. My favorite scented candles are McCall’s Spiced Pearspiced-pear-26oz-mccall-s-classic-jar-candle-12 and Candleberry’s Hot Maple Toddy.  Kentucky Bourbon is also a fragrant candle from Candleberry.  You can find this signPinterest_131177251196669545 and more fall décor at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldsSweetestSigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name.


Now that I’ve written about all the things that make fall special to me I don’t believe I’ll miss summer as much as I had thought.  Who has time to think about a past season when you can keep busy right into fall?  Hope you enjoyed reading about what I love about fall and living in Kentucky.  Add some of your thoughts about fall in Kentucky if you’d like.  Until next time…. Have a good day from Mrs. B.

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