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Fall Festival at the Morris Arboretum

Fall Festival

Celebrate the start of fall
at an annual outdoor event,
which is sure to be fun
for the whole family.

Woohoo, the Fall Festival is this weekend!  

Autumn is by far my favorite season of the year.  I love the colorful leaves on the trees.  I love raking up all the fallen leaves, dragging them across our lawn on a giant tarp with such aplomb and with so many little helpers that it feels less like work and more like fun.  I love the bright orange pumpkins and pumpkin pie.  I love the cooler weather and fires in the fireplace, crisp, clean air coming in through open windows, apple picking and apple cider, and something delicious baking in the oven, heating up the house and no one caring a bit.  I love the general feeling of slowing down, of tucking in for the winter.  I love Halloween, and I love Thanksgiving.  I love the month of birthdays - three of my kids’ birthdays are in the fall, so the season is, in my mind, the complete embodiment of love and family and being with the ones I love.  Finally, autumn comes after busy season at my work.  Thoughts of fall activities get me though those 80-hour weeks and working non-stop and not seeing my family, and when it all ends on September 15th, autumn is here and I have time to enjoy it.  I absolutely love it!

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