The fall season is a wonderful time to curl up under a fuzzy blanket and listen to music. Earbuds limit the noise, no distractions, just you and your favorite tunes. Are you looking to add an “old school” music to your autumn playlist?
- September Song–Frank Sinatra
- Autumn Leaves-Nat King Cole
- Autumn in New York-Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
- Autumn Serenade-John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
- Indian Summer – Ella Fitzgerald
- Autumn Waltz-Tony Bennett
- Autumn Nocturne-Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
- September-Frank Sinatra
- It Might as Well Rain Until September-Carole King
- Shine on Harvest Moon-The Four Aces
- ‘Tis Autumn-Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass
- The Last Leaf-The Cascades
- See You In September-The Happenings
- Catch a Falling Star-Perry Como
- September In the Rain-Dinah Washington
- Falling Leaves-Glen Miller and His Orchestra
Put your feet up, sip a hot cup of tea, and enjoy these old songs about the fall season.
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Are you ready for the fall season? Are you looking for Autumn inspiration? Check out the following quotes. Every word helps bring out the Autumn vibes.
- “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” Henri David Thoreau
- “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.” Sarah Addison Allen
- “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” J.K. Rowling
- “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize.” George Eliot
- “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
- “I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” Dodinsky
- “Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- “Another fall, another turned page…” Wallace Stegner
- “Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Brontë
- “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” Virginia Woolf
- “There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” Ruth Ahmed
- “The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings; now for October eves!” Humbert Wolfe
- “Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” Unknown
- “Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the Moor.” Irish Proverb
- “Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.” Rémy de Gourmon
- “It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” Winnie the Pooh, “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”
- “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
- “The first breath of autumn was in the air, a prodigal feeling, a feeling of wanting, taking, and keeping before it is too late.” J. L. Carr
- “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” Leif Enger
- “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.” E.E. Cummings
- “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” Unknown
- “It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” Diana Gabaldon
- “The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” Andrea Gibson
- “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery
- “The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.” Charlotte Bates
- “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” Victoria Erickson
- “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot
- “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant
- “A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” Unknown
Enjoy the fall season!
The first official day of Autumn is approaching quickly. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall season brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and earlier sunsets. Are you looking for simple ways to celebrate the Autumn Equinox? Check out these family friendly activities to welcome the fall season.
Being outdoors is the best way to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
- Go hiking: Check out your local, state, or national park for nearby hiking trails. Most hiking areas post the difficulty of the trail. Basic trails are great for young children or just starting to hike.
- Go on a nature walk: The fall foliage is perfect for taking pictures. You can easily turn your nature walk into a learning experience for your children or yourself.
- Watch the Sunrise or Sunset: Spend time watching the day begin or end. Sipping a nice cup of tea or hot cocoa is bonus.
- Go on a fall picnic: Pack a lunch and head out to the park for a fall picnic.
- Bonfire night: Host a bonfire for family and friends. Don’t forget the S’mores. A warm bonfire on a crisp fall evening is a great way to start the season.
- Stargaze: Spend a cool, crips evening looking at the stars. Don’t forget the hot cocoa.
- Outdoor Photo Shoot: Grab your camera or hire a professional for an outdoor photoshoot.
Doing crafts does not require a large expense. Many dollar stores have fall accents perfect for crafty use. Or use items found in nature.
- Fall wreath
- Leaf rubbings
- Center pieces
- Door hangers
- Mason jar crafts
Consider making an extra craft item to give away. A small center piece or door hanging could really cheer up someone’s day.
Make a Harvest Meal
Plan a meal with an Autumn theme. Check out your local farmer’s market for fresh fruits and vegetables. Apples, corn, squashes, tomatoes, and other root vegetables are bountiful this time of year. Turn your abundant harvest goodies into delicious dishes.
- Homemade Cornbread
- Apple Bread
- Apple Crisp
- Stuffed Squash
- Butternut Soup
- Tomato Soup
These are only a few ideas to add to your harvest meal to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
The Autumn Equinox brings numerous changes to the landscape. Step back and recognize the changing season. Make a gratitude list. Be grateful. Enjoy the moment, winter is coming.