Fall

Writing prompts created by Kellie Elmore at http://kellieelmore.com/category/free-write-friday/ for Free Writing Friday (FWF)

This weeks prompt is a fall word bank using the words – foliage, amber, wicker, aroma, sweater, cocoa

I’m excited for this one because I love Kellie’s choice of words.  I am titling it Fall

Sunflower

It’s beautiful out. The sunflower cheers up the garden and the amber, red, orange colors of fall are everywhere. Fall foliage – spread thickly – covers the grass. The air is nippy. A warm cup of cocoa and a sweater have one thing in common, warm my chilled body as I prepare to rake. I make my way to the apple tree. It is full of decaying apples. As I begin raking, the aroma carries with the breeze. It smells like the applesauce I just finished canning.

This whole month had been busy with fall chores. The last of the apples turned into applesauce were in a large wicker basket on my counter top until yesterday. I had started with the canning and freezing early September. I’m relieved that I’m at the final stage of fall chores. I get to enjoy this time before snow falls and hibernating through winter. Although I enjoy the fall with the beautiful colors, the crushing sound of the leaves when I walk and the cocoa, I still enjoy spring when it comes. I think they are my two favorite seasons but if I had to pick one, it’d be spring when the warm weather begins to return and new life sprouts.

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17 thoughts on “Fall

  1. Wow that really carried me into memories of autumn. Down here in Oz it is spring and while the weather is warmer we are getting a lot of rain – I mean a LOT! Every season has it drawbacks I think.

  2. I agree, fall and spring are my favorites but especially spring because as you stated warm weather returns and new life sprouts. Wonderful job 🙂

  3. You guys have me in heaven with all the wonderful thoughts of fall. I am salivating just thinking of the cool air and the smells. I look forward to hayrides and haunted houses 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your lovely narrative ❤

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