My name is H.A. Larson and I am a Woman of a Particular Age. I occasionally write ghostly and horror novellas, as well as some editorials for different publications, from my desk in the Midwest. I'm a hiker, adventurer, and traveler. I'm an ex-pat in-training that likes wine and Renaissance Faires. I'm a music fanatic and I much prefer a book over television.
Well, well, would you look at that? It's FALL! To say I'm excited is an understatement. It's my favorite season and I always look forward to all the Fall things that I love: the colors of nature, pumpkin patches, hiking (I do that every season but it's best in the Fall), hayrack rides, cooler weather, Renaissance Faires, and, of course, Halloween - the greatest holiday of the year.
I also love Fall because I love nothing better than long sleeves, cozy sweaters, and fire pits. Sitting around a fire with a warm mug of spiced & spiked apple cider while the cool air licks at your face cannot be beaten.
It's also the time of year when I start watching a carefully selected handful of movies for my annual Shocktober! post. I haven't figured out this year's theme, but I will! I even have a planned ghost hunt, because what would be better during the spooky season than spooky undertakings?
There's also a sense of impending renewal with Fall, as it signals the start of the planet on its journey towards a new life for the coming year. This renewal always impacts me personally in the best of ways, and I can see myself, now, standing on a ridgeline in the Loess Hills on a perfect Fall afternoon taking it all in, marveling at the colors, and thinking about my own renewal for the year ahead.
It's a time for thankfulness for the life I have and to look forward to all the possibilities of the future. It's a time to shed all the damaged layers and make way for new ones.
Are you looking forward to Fall as much as I am? Make sure you get out there and enjoy it before it ends - because it always ends too soon.