5 Senses of Fall
Fall is my favorite season. You get to experience all five senses with fall, it totally surrounds you.
Sight the changing leaf color is a cacophony explosion of color. Who cannot appreciate yellows, red, oranges of every tone? While I love the lushness of our green summer, the color palette of fall is top notch.
Sound-crunch crunch crunch. Who doesn’t love plowing through drying leaves and hearing that crunch, crackle, crunch about their feet? It’s the classic sound of fall.
Smell-the first smell is again from the leaves. It’s that dry dusty, maybe musty, earthy odor the leaves exude. Smoke is also another smell evoked by fall.
Touch-the drying out and dying out of the deciduous trees. Everything is a bit crisp and crunchy. Throw those leaves in the air! Or better yet, make a pile and jump into them! Then you get the sight, smell, touch, all at once!
Taste-the taste of fall is tart. Crisp apple flavors, some more tart than others. Ever try a crab apple? Sour, maybe a touch of sweetness, but tart!
I got to experience all five of these senses on my trail run today. It was one of those perfect days, moderate temperature, beautiful colors, a kiss of a breeze, dried out trails. I’m so glad I got out there again on the trails after a brief absence.
What sense of fall is your favorite?