I had so much fun writing last week’s Thankful Thursday post, thanking some every day items, that I wanted to carry it over to this week.
And with the official start to fall, I thought it fitting that autumn get the spotlight this week.
Summer was unusually hot, and super dry. I want to thank you for bringing the cooler temperatures. You have also brought with you some much needed rain. Thank you for that.
The leaves are just starting to begin their yearly show. I look forward to seeing them in all their glory: the golden yellows, fiery oranges, and brilliant reds.
I can already picture them crunching beneath us as we hike in the afternoon, a sound that always makes me think of fall.
And I can hear the laughter of my children as we jump in the endless piles.
Not to be left out, my senses of smell and taste are thrilled each year by the fall harvest: juicy apples, fragrant in the sun, and bright orange pumpkins…. And I can not forget the delicious desserts that seem to abound from them this time of year! (I’m partial to pumpkin cheesecake…)
For the beautiful foliage display, the sounds and laughter from playing in the leaves, the delicious smells and tastes, and the cooler weather that allows more time outdoors, thank you.
This post is loosely based on Mama Kat’s writing prompt: Fall is here! List your top 10 favorite things about this Fall season.
What is it that you are thankful for this fall? Leave a comment, or link up your own Thankful Thursday post below! (Be sure to link back to There’s Just One Mommy!
Also shared on Black Tag Diaries
I love that you wrote Fall a letter; creative!
Thanks — just thought it was a fun spin.
Black Tag Diaries says
i love this format… and autumn is definitely something to be thankful for!! can’t wait to eat some pumpkin pie! thanks for linking up and happy thursday!! xoxo
I agree — bring on the pumpkin pie!
Forgot about jumping in the leaves! Love that! And the apples, pumpkins, crisp air, yummy foods and the awesome holidays. Fall is Fun!
Yes, I think I’m ready for fall! 🙂
The pretty leaves are definitely my favorite part of fall! 🙂
They definitely rank right up there for me, too!
Tina Hickman says
Beautiful! I am looking forward to pumpkin pies!
Pumpkin pies are a must! (I think I’ll get 2 this year for Thanksgiving and hide one just for our family after the guest leave!) 🙂
Nice way to welcome in the Fall season. My birthday usually falls on the 1st day of the Autumn and my daughter makes me a pumpkin cake with home made frosting every year. It was especially good this year. I love this time of year. The smells, sights, and tastes are truly heightened. Thanks for visiting.
Happy belated birthday! 🙂
The cake sounds delicious! I love the taste of pumpkin desserts
I’m not ready for the cooler temps yet. I loved our summer and we still haven’t had much rain. I’m loving the colors of the leaves and all the fun fall scents!
Susie @ Homemaker-mom.com says
Wonderful article! I love the photo! I practice photography sometimes on fall trees! Its so much fun.
Thanks — the picture is actually one I took last year. I took a picture of the same trees every few days so we could really “see” the changes. The trees really are fun to take pics of during the fall.
Donna DM Yates says
I’m grateful for all the amazing colors that autumn has.