My Favorite Aspects of Fall Season

What I Love About Autumn

By Jeff Salter

As much as I enjoy the spring each year, I think I truly prefer the autumn. Nothing particularly quantifiable — purely subjective.


These are what we call the “big” woods — about five acres — behind our house on the family farm. This shot taken in late October, 2015.

As I was mulling over the aspects of Fall that I really enjoy, I thought back to a column I posted some three years ago. As I re-read that older treatise, I realized there wasn’t much more I could say about autumn. I love the Look, the Sound, the Smell, the Feel, and the Taste of Fall. If you don’t mind the trouble of one additional click, please read my treatment from 2015:

I’ve had an unruly week and midnight Wednesday sort of sneaked up on me. I hope youse guys aren’t disappointed that I had no remaining brain cells to ponder this topic anew.


How do YOU feel about autumn?

[JLS # 408]

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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10 Responses to My Favorite Aspects of Fall Season

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I remember when we explored our views of autumn through our senses and was tempted to revisit those thoughts, too. There’s so much about this season that’s appealing through sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch.

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  2. Since I grew up in a rain forest- seasons were not in my reality, unless you took into account monsoon season! Once I arrived in the states for college, I was captured by the beauty of fall! Even in New Orleans, where I went to Tulane, we got a little bit of the wonder of fall. Fast forward to me being 28, married, and living in Maryland…Holy Cow! I loved every second of it! The beautiful trees, the crisping of the air, and the amazing smells both in the kitchen and outside delighted me. I experienced raking the yard for the first time. It was the best day EVER! Of course much of the time was spent running into the big piles and watching them scatter with the cool breeze all over again. I absolutely love this season. 🙂

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    • Oh, do I understand, Stacey! I was born in Maryland and grew up on the Virginia side of the Potomac.I then moved out West and missed the colors so much! Now that I am relatively back ‘East’, the colors are better, but just not quite what I grew up with.

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    • Jeff Salter says:

      Stacey, I didn’t remember that you were a Tulane girl. My brother grad. there in 69.
      Back then, the ladies went to Newcombe.

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      • Well, yes…I entered Newcomb, but no one knows that part and it doesn’t even exist anymore so I just say Tulane. Both my undergrad and Masters say Tulane so there you go. Newcomb was a phenomenal school with very rigorous academics as is Tulane. I sure had fun there.

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  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    You’re right, Jeff. Fall totally engages our senses.

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  4. jbrayweber says:

    I could never be disappointed in you, Jeff. I am always entertained by your intellect and wit. 🙂

    Like you, I enjoy the sights, sounds, and especially smells of fall. The weather is mostly nice, though here in SE Texas it is still warm, which I LOVE. Fall is the precursor to the holidays and all the traditions that come with them. So there is good moods that come with the turning of the season. BUT…I also know that on the heels of fall is my least favorite time of the year—winter. I loathe winter. LOATHE it.

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  5. Yes, we have come close to a few topics, but for some, its been a while. Unfortunately, everyone knows how I feel about Autumn by now.

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