We love fall. Of course, spring, summer, and winter all share a place in our hearts, but it's hard to beat a crisp autumn day. It's time to pull out the sweaters, get cozy, and, yes, sip on a pumpkin spice latte. From creating these fun fall crafts to picking out the perfect pumpkin for pumpkin decorating at one of these pumpkin farms, you and your family have plenty of ways to stay busy in the weeks ahead.
Right now, the weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy the best leaf peeping in America—there’s truly no better time to take in the beautiful landscape this country has to offer. Which brings us to one of the biggest reasons to love fall yet: Thanksgiving! One of our favorite holidays is the bookend to this fabulous time of year. Not only are we thankful for these sweet potato pie and apple dessert recipes, we’re also thankful for the friends and family we can share these thankful quotes and funny Thanksgiving quotes with at the dinner table. Make the most of autumn and enjoy all that comes with it—the crisp air, cozy atmosphere, the apple picking, and everything else we’ve included in this fall bucket list.
“Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”
“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.”
“Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.”
"Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize."
"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves..."
"It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!"
"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long."
"Another fall, another turned page..."
"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go."
"Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year."
"Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end."
"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple."
"Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground."
"For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October."
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”
“The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.”
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour."
“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.”
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.”
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
"I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves."
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons."
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
"October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all."
"...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
"Dancing of the autumn laves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake."
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
"Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies."
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns."
"I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it."
“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye."
"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day."
"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go."
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
"Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods."
"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings."
"Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature's trick or treat!"
"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost."
"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves."
“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been.”
"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves."
"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
"Steam rising underneath a canopy of whispering, changing aspens; starlight in the clear, dark night, and wondrous beauty in every direction. If only all could feel this way, to be so captured and enthralled with autumn."
"It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it."
"I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when the day is done."