Is there a nicer season than Fall? The air is crisp and cool, nature’s palette is gorgeous, and it signals the beginning of the “snuggling up and getting cozy” season. Here are some of my favorite things about fall….

Visiting the orchard for apple picking. Daughter and I visited the apple orchard a couple of weeks ago, and the two of us picked over 20 pounds of apples.

Apple Orchard with Meg-Jacquelynne Steves

Apple Tree- Jacquelynne Steves

Apple Baskets- Jacquelynne Steves

What do you do with all of those apples? You give some away, you make apple crisp (a few times- just try to keep everyone from devouring it!), and you snack on crisp, crunchy, juicy apple slices for a long time…

Apple Crisp- Jacquelynne Steves

There’s the decorating with all of the colorful abundance of the season- pumpkins, gourds, and chrysanthemums. And of course, cooking all kinds of pumpkin dishes:




Fall is a really quiet and peaceful time of year. It’s as if nature is settling down for her long Winter slumber… My husband and I love to go hiking at nearby state parks and forests. Is there anything prettier or more peaceful than this?


WoodsInFall- Jacquelynne Steves

Alfie and I also like to take walks in the meadow behind our house:


Butterfly On Goldenrod-Jacquelynne Steves

It’s the perfect time to visit farmer’s markets. My husband and I recently spent the day in nearby Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Amish have treats that no one else would dream of…. like “Whoopie Pies” that are the size of your head:


We decided to put Alfie in a red wagon and take his photo in front of the pumpkin display. He was not amused, but he stoically endured.


And we enjoyed the ride through the countryside:

Amish Countryside- Jacquelynne Steves

What is your favorite season? What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Beautiful Day Autumn Floral Art- Jacquelynne Steves