Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week Forty-One: Fall

Fall--or autumn--is nearly over in the Northern Hemisphere, and many have already seen winter weather. However, the Winter Solstice doesn't begin until December 21st, officially leaving us with three more weeks of my favorite season!

*How do you feel about fall? Is it a favorite season, or do you prefer another?

*What are your favorite fall activities (indoor or out)?

*What are your favorite fall sports (to watch or play)?

*Do you have a favorite fall outfit to wear? Corduroy slacks and plaid flannel shirt, a cozy sweater, etc.?
*Do you have any particular household or garden chores that you regularly do just in autumn?

*Have you ever gone leaf peeping?

*What observances of nature do you regularly watch (birds flying south, squirrels preparing for winter, etc.)?

*What flowers that bloom during this season do you especially like?

*Do you visit any orchards, pumpkin patches, or corn mazes?

*What about the local fair?

*Do you do any kind of harvesting or food preparation (canning, drying, smoking)?

*What about hunting?

*Do you do any kind of fall traveling, other than holiday travels?

*Which is your favorite fall holiday, and why (Hallowe'en, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, or others)?

*What are your favorite fresh foods that are in season at this time? Favorite fall recipes or beverages?

*Share favorite memories of fall from your childhood.

*What do you least like about this season?

*What family birthdays, anniversaries, or events are commemorated in the fall? Are there any significant family history events that occurred during summer?

*Do you have any hobbies that you take up during the fall months?

Decorate your journal with photos of yourself and/or your ancestors enjoying autumn or harvest. Dry colorful fall leaves between pages of a heavy book, such as a phone book, and use them in your journal as well.