This time of year, I always miss my time living in the mountains. Don’t get me wrong – I love Florida, in fact… I’m a native Floridian. I spent my college years in the mountains of western North Carolina, near Asheville, and I miss the beginning of cooler weather and seeing all of the leaves change colors.
There’s just something magical about seeing the leaves change colors. I’ve always been amazed at the brightness of the leaves. The new colors and the crisp, cool air … you just know snow and Christmas time are coming soon.
I’ll admit, when I was in college and the leaves started changing colors – I always took a “mental health” day. A day to sit outside and soak up the sunshine. A day to enjoy my surroundings and admire all the beautiful colors. One semester, I even gathered up colorful leaves and mailed them home to my parents so they could see it in person.
And although we didn’t make a trip to the mountains this year, I’m hoping that in the years to come we can make it an annual tradition to see the leaves change colors.
Do the leaves change where you live? Where’s your favorite Fall destination?