I love this time of year! The weather is warm, there are no bugs, I have no allergies and the smell in the air.
I also love the colours! They surround us - the leaves, the bullrushes, the fall fashion...all of them turning warm tones of yellow, orange, brown and hits of bold red - offsetting the coolness approaching in the weather.
The smells associated with a typical fall menu entice us as well - the spicy cinnamon and nutmeg, stewed apples and cranberries, roasted turkey and ham, fresh baked breads and pies.