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!
Hashtags draw attention to your social media posts. The official start of Autumn is just around the corner. Are you looking for fall-themed hashtags to add to your posts on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook? Check out the following list of fall hashtags for inspiration.
- #Autumn (Simple but effective)
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.
The official start of autumn is still days away. Cooler nights, harvest time, and the subtle changes to the landscape are signs of the fall season. Due to the pandemic, fall is different this year. Numerous community events are canceled. Social distancing and other guidelines are still in place. But even on a budget, you and your family can enjoy the changing season.
Family Fall Activities
- Play a game of toss football.
- Go apple picking
- Try an apple cider slushy
- Eat a Carmel apple
- Go for a hike (Your dog can go too.)
- Go for a nature walk (Don’t forget your camera)
- Go on a Sunday drive just to look at the changing leaves.
- Collect brightly colored leaves
- Rake leaves into a pile and simply jump in. (Great fun at any age)
- Bake an apple pie. Or bake two, one to keep and one to give away.
- Decorate your home with a fall theme.
- Wax leaves
- Make your favorite homemade soup or try a new recipe.
- Collect pine cones for crafts
- Go stargazing
- Have a fall picnic.
- Have a bonfire on a chilly night.
- East S’mores
- Have a fall-themed craft day.
- Go to the farmer’s market.
Despite canceled events, fall is still a fun season. Spend time with your family. Or grab your bestie and head out for the day.
Changing leaves, cooler weather, football, and Halloween are all a significant part of October. For added fun, incorporate Halloween themed movies into your family night.
Rebecca’s Top 20
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (An all-time Halloween favorite)
- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (the collection has The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Curious George: A Halloween Boofest
- Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat
- Casper’s Halloween Special
- Sesame Street: Trick or Treat on Sesame Street
- Paw Patrol: Halloween Heroes
- Toy Story of Terror
- Spongebob Squarepants-Halloween
- Scared Shrekless
- The Halloweentown series including Halloweentown, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, Halloweentown High, and Return to Halloweentown
- Any of the Scooby-Doo movies
- The Addam’s Family
- Hocus Pocus
- The Harry Potter series including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2.
- Little Vampire
- Any of the Goosebumps movies
What is your favorite family-friendly Halloween movie?
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Whether you just started dating or have been married for 30 years, going on fall dates is the perfect way to enjoy the season.
50 Ideas for the Perfect Fall Date
- Visit an apple orchard, cider mill, or local farm.
- Pick your own apples to bake a pie or just eating.
- Watch apple cider pressing. Drink fresh apple cider.
- Try apple cider donuts or apple bread.
- Eat caramel apples on your way to a canopy walk.
- Drink apple cider slushies while walking around your local park.
- Go on a wagon ride through the orchard.
- Attend a fall outdoor concert.
- Go for a hike.
- Visit a pumpkin patch. Bring home the perfect pumpkin for your front porch.
- Carve pumpkins together.
- Attend a pumpkin weigh-off or other type of pumpkin event.
- Go on a hayride.
- Go on a nature walk. Go on several at different times and dates to see the changing fall view.
- Take the scenic route to view the changing fall leaves.
- Ride horses on a nature trail.
- Go to a football game.
- Attend a homecoming parade.
- Participate in tailgating.
- Host a backyard football game and BBQ.
- Go stargazing. Dress warmly and drink hot apple cider under the stars.
- Attend a fall festival.
- Sit at your favorite cafe or find a new one to try.. Drink lattes or hot cocoa out on the patio area.
- Host a couples’ night. Have a chili cook-off.
- Host a bonfire night. Don’t forget the S’mores.
- Have a picnic indoors on a rainy fall day.
- Have a spooky movie night.
- Buy fresh vegetables and fruit at a local farmer’s market.
- Make a fall-themed meal together.
- Dress up in costumes and attend a Rennaissance Fair.
- Unplug from your electronic devices. Spend the day together at home without any interruptions.
- Go for a Sunday drive to a local tourist spot.
- Host a movie marathon with friends.
- Visit your local brewery to try pumpkin beer.
- Go on a wine tour to try new fall flavors.
- Participate in a fall fun run.
- Go day-tripping to somewhere new.
- Try a new eatery or restaurant.
- Watch a sunrise or sunset together.
- Attend a fall art show, poetry reading, or museum event.
- Spend a day visiting family or friends.
- Attend a fall craft show or church bazaar.
- Attend a fall-themed painting class.
- Go birdwatching to view the migrating birds.
- Build a backyard birding area for the winter birds.
- Take your dog on a nature walk. Don’t have a dog? Volunteer to dog walk at a local shelter or rescue.
- Decorate your home or yard for fall.
- Ride a train or boat for a color tour.
- Sit by the lake and enjoy the cool breeze.
- Get outdoors before the cold winter months keep you indoors for long periods.
Enjoy the fall season.
Autumn brings cooler nights, changing leaves, and new opportunities for family fun. Gather your family, friends or even your fur baby and enjoy everything fall has to offer.
30 Fall Activities
- Go to a cider mill to watch apple pressing
- Drink cider
- Pick apples at a local orchard
- Go to a local pumpkin patch
- Attend a football game
- Host a tailgate
- Attend your local highschool homecoming parade
- Go for a nature walk
- Collect fall fallen leaves
- Make homemade hot cocoa
- Make a scarecrow
- Host a bonfire night
- Carve pumpkins
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Go through a corn maze
- Eat caramel apples
- Attend a fall concert
- Go on a hayride
- Collect and paint acorns
- Go to a fall fair or craft show
- Go to a local farmer’s market
- Take fall family photos
- Rake and jump in a pile of leaves
- Have a fall BBQ
- Go hiking at a local state park
- Go on a fall color tour
- Host a fall-themed craft day
- Do leaf rubbings or other leaf art
- Make birdfeeders
- Host a fall-themed dinner with finds from the farmer’s market
September marks the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year, and changes in weather. Enjoy the colorful fall season. Grab your camera and head outdoors to view summer’s transformation into fall.
Photo Prompts for September
- Labor Day
- Black and white
- Back to school
- High angle
- 9-11 Remembrance
- Something up close
- Current view
- Low angle
- 1st day of Autumn
Enjoy fall. Take and print photos. Make a scrapbook. Have fun.
Fall brings changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and football. Enjoying the simple pleasures with your family and friends, celebrate life.
25 Fall Activities
- Go to a homecoming football game/attend the parade and other related events
- Go tailgating
- Host a fall themed craft day
- Decorate for fall
- Go on a color tour/photograph the spectacular changing fall leaves
- Have a bonfire
- Watch apple cider being made
- Drink apple cider/eat apple cider donuts
- Go outside and jump in a pile of leaves
- Go hiking
- Collect pinecones for crafts
- Bake an apple pie from freshly picked apples
- Play football in your backyard or at the park
- Go to your local farmer’s market
- Go to the library or bookstore to find books about fall
- Spend a day reading; wrap yourself in a warm blanket
- Burn fall scented candles
- Make caramel apples
- Go on a hayride
- Host a fall tea
- Enjoy a fall picnic
- Make homemade soup on a cool day (use fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market)
- Attend a fall festival or street fair
- Host a movie night
- Make a scarecrow
September brings numerous fall activities. Participating in a daily photo challenge can help you focus on the world around you.
Here are some prompts for daily inspiration:
- Labor Day
- Back to School
- Favorite Book
- Pet or Animal
- Favorite Quote
- Favorite Beverage
- View Out Your Window
- Favorite Color
- Black and White
- Upside Down
- Something Vintage
- Natural Light
- What’s on Your Feet?
- Quiet Time/Relaxation
- Fall Leaves
- Guilty Pleasures
- Something New
After you finish the month of September, print your photos and place them in an album for instant inspiration. For added fun, have your family or friends participate in the photo challenge. Cell phone use makes the challenge easy for everyone to join in the fun. Write a description under each photo. Years down the road, you may find the descriptions interesting, especially from younger children. Gathering the photos at the end of the month will bring a unique perspective on how each person views the world.