Bring on the Color


Fall is finally here. It is a short but brilliant season as most years, by the time Halloween rolls around, the trees have bared themselves in order to make way for the winter snow.


While every season in Tahoe has something to offer, it is the fall that I find the most peaceful and relaxing. The crowds have gone leaving our streets clear of traffic, and the restaurants and beaches are left uncrowded. The temperature has cooled to the point where the scent of wood fire fills the air, and the only sound you find when walking along the beach or in the forest is the sound of your own breath.



I have a huge maple in my front yard and one of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to buy pumpkins as soon as they show up in the store and display them in my wagon under the tree. There is just something about pumpkins and fall leaves that leaves me feeling happy and content inside.



It is for these quiet moments when I am alone with nature that I long for during the hot and busy days of summer. But I know the beauty of fall is fleeting, and it won’t be long until winter wraps us in months and months of snow. So I cherish every moment granted me until they cycle continues and the beauty of fall circles around once again.


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31 thoughts on “Bring on the Color

  1. Candace knight says:

    I enjoy the cooler weather and Halloween. Halloween is our anniversary and we love to take the kids trick or treating. It’s also nice to visit all the walking trails around here.

  2. Donna Clancy says:

    I enjoy the cooler nights as I sleep with my windows open and love the fresh air of the Fall. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love the colors of Fall.

  3. Katherine N. says:

    I absolutely love looking up in the air and watching leaves fly by when a wind comes through. I love being able to wear snuggly socks and fleece PJ pants. wearing vests and cool boots. I love decorating for fall and for Halloween. I bought a garden stake this year to display a beautiful Black cat and pumpkin flag. I bought mums for the first time ever this year..yellow and oranges..I love the colors, Fall is my fav time of year.

  4. Debra Woloson says:

    Sadly we don’t have a real fall every year. But the cool mornings watching the sun come up is awesome through the beautiful leaves.

  5. Peggy Hyndman says:

    I enjoy the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, all the mums, and watching the birds during their fall migration.

  6. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Here in Anchorage, one can see the changes on a daily basis. Absolutely entrancing! And watching the wildlife and birds enact their winter prep rituals is a gift to me.

  7. robeader says:

    Being a menopausal woman, fall is my type of season. I find the cooler temperatures right up my alley. With the air have a cool snap and the leafs changing color and the smell of pumpkin spice everywhere it is wonderful.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Fall brings out the pixies with their paint brushes to color the leaves. My grandmother always told me that was how the leaves turned from green to the bright reds, golds and oranges. It’s a wonderful remembrance of her.

  9. Debbie S. says:

    What’s not to love about Fall? The cooler weather, the beautiful colors of changing leaves, pumpkins, apples and the good ol’ pumpkin spice season.

  10. Linda Berwaldt says:

    I really love the bright blue sky (when it shows up) that seems more intense than in the other seasons. Of course, the beautiful colors of the leaves & the still warm days with cool, crisp nights. Only thing I don’t like is the winter that follows.

  11. Joyce Day says:

    I love the fall leaves and what little cooler weather we get, for the last couple of years we have had very hot fall weather and warm winters, I pray God blesses us with some good cool air this year.

  12. gheruska44 says:

    I love the, Fall all the colors of the leaves are so beautiful. I like to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and go to Maggie Valley, NC where the colors are magnificent. I also like the cooler weather, I can go outside and not fry in the sun.(lol).

  13. Lynn Hogan says:

    I just love everything about autumn…. the cooler weather, the beautiful leaves, the animals moving around and getting ready for winter, the sun and moon both look different this time of year….piling up leaves and letting kids jump in, halloween, thanksgiving, just everything!!!

  14. Pat Pinkston says:

    I love the warm days and cool nights. The air has a different feel and smell in fall. And
    I like the beautiful leaves covering the ground. Just glad I don’t have to rake them.

  15. Barbara Hawk says:

    I love watching the leaves change color and the cooler weather. Starting a fire in the woodstove then curling up on the couch and reading the holiday cozy books.

  16. Lynn Butkus says:

    I love the colors and the brisk, cool air. Oct/Nov are also birthday months in our home, with Hub, Son and I all having b’day in a 3 week period, so it is a fun and busy time as well.

  17. peggy clayton says:

    I love fall but you know I didn’t really enjoy it that much in Ca I lived in the bay area and in downtown San Mateo and you really can’t tell the change not like living here in Iowa. I love the leaves,deer running,stray cats having babies, the smell of the air, the farmers cutting their corn and also farmers market is so neat during the fall. Plus we have all these holidays that I enjoy as they don;t involve family like the 2 big ones coming I don;t live near my family and i miss them so much but it is almost impossible for me to get there unless we rent a car and that is so much so the family holidays make me just so upset. I do decorate but my heart is there !

  18. MaryAnn Forbes says:

    I love the beautiful array of fall colors, long car rides, walks in the leaves, football, cider, sweaters, great socks, …

  19. sb8857 says:

    Love the pictures and your Tahoe is beautiful!! I love Fall for the cooler temperatures(sometimes… in SW Georgia), pumpkins, the changing of the leaves, apples, hayrides, festivals, the fair, nature walks I can finally go on and snap pictures of wildlife when the temperatures are cooler, so much more, and of course, Halloween!!

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