Now that fall is here and the summer is in the rearview, you may feel stimulated to sit by a bonfire and sip a pumpkin spice-flavored suck. Fall creates many things: cardigans, apple cider, hayrides. It’s a pensive season that presents a feast for the senses–so it’s no wonder people look to it for inspiration. In places where fall exists during September, October, and November( namely, the Northern Hemisphere ), the crisp air and multicolored burnt colors arguably create a romantic vibe.

The leaves begin to drop from the trees and the earth inches toward its winter inactive interval at this time of year, a transitional slowdown that’s felt in the cool, blustery climate and the call to get cozy. Still, the season abounds with color, abundance, flavor, and festive moments.

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Below are the fall words and phrases to instantly put you in a cozy yet joyous mindset.


While the word “fall” seems to capture one of the essence of the season–in that leaves literally precipitate from trees–the original utterance for the season was “autumn.” Autumnal referred to above things relating to autumn. The utterance derived from the Latin autumnus, but etymologists aren’t certain where the Latin usage derived from. Before “autumn” became adopted in English in the 1300 s, the word for the season was “harvest” due to the timely reaping of the crops. However, the embarrassment between the harvest as a season and as an war( to glean is a verb, after all) contributed significantly to “autumn” coming into favor. “Fall” came into colloquial use in English in the 1600 s.


Nothing quite says drop-off like jumping into a pile of crunchy foliages. But what’s even more lovely to behold is the changing palette of transgression, due in no small segment to the transformation of the leaves’ shades before they even tumble to the ground. Although the buds are actually in stages of decompose, they make for some Insta-worthy photos given their diversified hues: red-faced, gold, ochre, burgundy, russet, garnet, orange, burnt umber . . . we could go on. “Crunchy” too evokes that first firm, juicy gnaw of first-harvest apples, a seasonal favorite( but more on that last-minute ).


In recent years, “hygge” has become synonymous with the concept of coziness. The Danish word carries to “ creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the very best things in being with good people.” In other utterances, hygge is a lifestyle and a cognitive state, and it can be embodied in warming sips, chunky joins, fuzzy blankets, radiating candles, and the like. Just look at social media feeds at the onset of fall and you’ll learn the trend in full swing.

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The autumnal equinox( or fall equinox) crisscross the first day of the season in the Northern

Hemisphere, generally descending on September 22 or 23; it takes neighbourhood in the Southern Hemisphere in March. It’s one of the two days of the year( the vernal, or spring, equinox being the other) on which the sunshine is directly above the equator–therefore impel daybreak and nighttime hours equal.


Everything is a bit more golden in autumn, including( but not limited to) the needles: fields of wheat awaiting reap; flattening mounds fading from summer light-green to fall’s golden brown; bone-dry maize and sure-fire varieties of gourds brightening people’s openings; the sunbathe rectifying earlier and earlier as the schedule inches toward sunlight saving period and even winter.


Crisp is a fall word commonly used to connote the quality of the breeze, what with the season’s chillier, windier climate in numerous specific areas of the Northern Hemisphere. The stage in between summertime heat and the colder wintertime months makes autumn a favorite season for numerous: It’s cool enough to trade in shorts and sandals for cozy tweeds and boots, but not yet time to fully bundle up in your warmest paraphernalium.

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Quite perhaps the drink of fall( sorry, PSL stans ), cider is a marker of the season. One of the real charms of fall is visiting an apple orchard to take advantage of U-pick fruit and enjoying fresh-pressed cider. But to position the drink into true hygge territory, there’s nothing better than adding a cinnamon stick and warming it up for a cozy, family-friendly sip by the fireplace.


Fall is decorative gourd season! And palatable gourd season, very. Gourds are now in countless molds, sizes, and shades, but perhaps “the worlds largest” iconically fall is the rounded orange pumpkin. Heading to the pumpkin patch to carefully select treasures is a classic come activity, but gourds can be found at your grocer in a tinge. Group a potpourrus on your front porch, hearth, or dining table for seasonal decoration, or source potpourruss such as kabocha, butternut, acorn, delicata, or carbohydrate pie pumpkins to cook and enjoy in a variety of fall saucers( don’t forget pie ). We’d be remiss to not too mention one of the most popular use contingencies for pumpkins: carving them into jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween.


Strongly associated with chillier months, warming spices are on the multisensory menu this season as beings add this to their lattes, pies, and other bowls, or light up spice-scented candles. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cleave, and cardamom are some of the varieties that even out the seasonal bouquet.


Synonymous with corn, maize is a cereal grain indigenous to Mexico but likewise grown in other parts of North and South America. As fresh corn is collected in summer into autumn, the dehydrated cereals can be ground into banquet and flour. Dried straws of maize are also often used decoratively in descend and come in different selections and colors, from gilded to off-color to multicolored. Corn mazes( or maize labyrinths) is another common fail magnetism in rural areas, sometimes held at pumpkin patches or tricked out as recurred labyrinths for that additional touching of Halloween festiveness.


The humble scarecrow is a harvest season icon. Traditionally set up by farmers as a human-like decoy to literally scare away crows from poking at their pastures, a scarecrow was assembled on bets dangled with dres and stuffed with forage to crowd it out. The flesh now likewise strikes a decorative constitute at pumpkin spots, apple orchards, corn puzzles, or even merchandising presentations.


The fruit, or nut, of oak trees is commonly seen strewn on woodsy fields in dusk as the arboreal means of scattering seeds for future tree growth. Acorns are likewise gathered by enterprising squirrels to amp up their wintertime meat stash–essentially, saving reserves to endure the dormant season before the renewal of spring, a theme humans, too, can relate to.


Fall is the reaping time, when the last abundant pastures are now in before wintertime. Harvest denotes abundance, when a veritable cornucopia of the garden or farm’s talents are gathered and, much like a squirrel’s acorns, collected to nourish us through the colder, darker, less fertile winter. The thought of autumn gather is iconically used in music citations extremely, like in Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon, ” a romantic pitch invoking the full moon that happens close to the autumnal equinox.

Jessica Focht contributed to this article.

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