Fall is the time of year when the first leaf starts dropping. Days slowly start getting shorter and nights cooler. There is a bit of nostalgia like, ‘coming home’ smell in the air. Like even the season is preparing itself to rest. After long hot summer months, we kind of look forward to autumn days, like a rest from all the fun. Yet, there is a hurried preparedness in the air, preparation for winter days.
This season also has a magical air to it, cooler yet warming up with hot drinks. Nature prepares to sleep and birds start their migration.
One of my favorite season is autumn. Nice days, cooler evenings, warm cinnamon lattes and chais, ginger breads and cookies and brown leaves adding color to our gardens. Marigolds and Daffodils appear, tiny apples start growing, pumpkin pies and apple ciders are fresh treats.
What gorgeous way to finish off a year! Autumn like spring is also a transitional time ~ a time to prepare our body. Just like spring is a transitional time for summer, autumn too is a transitional time for winter. Just as nature, our body too prepares itself for long cold winter days. The plants and fruits grown in autumn are meant to support our body for cold winter. Dandelions appear one last time for the year for detoxification. Herbs like parsley, sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Cilantro, Lavender, Mint, Garlic chives, Lemon balm grow during autumn season and supports our body in this transitional season.
Pumpkin soups, Squash, cinnamons and gingers are loved during autumn. Soups are popular for warming and strengthening or immunizing our body. Herbs fresh or dried can be added like oregans, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, mint and garlic chives.
Fall is a time of harvest in many cultures and communities with their own traditional way of celebration. Many popular festivals like Thanksgiving, Diwali, Halloween and other harvest festivals appear in this season.
Hope you have a wonderful fall season filled with delights!