Ideas to get you in the spirit of fall this week

Fall officially begins this Thursday, September 22. Can you believe it? I don’t know about you but I have been enjoying the subtle changes every day that signal fall is emerging. I love this time of year. Heck, I love every time of year. Each season brings so much wonder and awe.

To kick off fall, I have a few suggestions for your week:

Get out for a walk among the trees in your neck of the woods. It may not be peak season, but the colors are vibrant and changing every day. Keep an eye on that tree in your front yard, the smell of the dampness of cooler mornings, and the sounds of the crunching leaves at your feet.

Go to the Common Ground Fair this weekend. Nothing quite says fall to me like the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine. It’s three full days of fun this weekend, September 23-25. If you come on Friday I hope to see you there! I will be taking tickets as a volunteer! Check out the schedule of events here. (Not in Maine? Check out fall festivals in your area.)

Enjoy a fall activity. Explore a local corn maze, pick apples, find a pumpkin on a local farm, take a hayride or another event in your area.

IMG_9921Pull out your sweaters and vests. Okay, okay. Here in Maine we never really put our sweaters and vests away. But this week is a great time to bring those vests front and center. I know I have started snuggling into my vests in the morning and have my sweaters ready to grab any day now.

Drink a fall infused beverage. Try a little pumpkin spice in your coffee. Or perhaps you are a tea person like me. A nice warm cup of a pumpkin spice chai tea feels like fall is swirling around in my tummy. I am also thinking about a little local made apple cider. Drink it cold or heat it up to add some Maine apple goodness to your day.

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Jlynn Frazier

About Jlynn Frazier

Hi, I’m Jlynn Frazier and I am wild for adventure! I work a “9 to 5” like many people do and I am passionate about spending as much time outside in nature as possible. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you through stories and photographs and I hope to spark your curiosities to explore and protect all of our natural resources.