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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First day of fall

Did this summer fly by? I mean, seriously, I blinked once in June and here we are. Today is the first day of autumn, which, luckily, is an amazing season, too. Looking forward to crisp evenings, rosy cheeks, the smell of bonfires and turtleneck sweaters.

What are you looking forward to most this fall? xo

Update: Apparently the first day of fall this year is September 23rd. Oops! Keep wearing shorts and flip flops for two more days!

(Illustration credit unknown, anyone know?)

99 comments:

meesch said...

Looking forward to anything and everything MAPLE!

-meesch
http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

Annalise said...

Looking forward to the leaves turning. After living in LA for 5 years, there is nothing like coming home to the midwest and seeing all of the beautiful colors of Fall. Not to mention anything with pumpkin in it!

Joanna Goddard said...

YES PUMPKIN DESSERTS!!!!!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Apple crisps with whipped cream!

FanFamFun said...

it is already fall in london! we just got back from the park, kicking leaves, jumping in puddles. i am really looking forward to a nice quiet date night in the local pub and a nice pint of bitter. x

wonderousclusterf#@k said...

Pumpkins! I absolutely adore going pumpkin picking and then carving them, it's my favorite thing about fall and a fall tradition for me.

megan said...

joanna, i think the first official day of fall is actually friday the 23rd, isn't it? (i was just googling it for a project of my own!):)

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy first day of autumn, Joanna. I am so looking forward to apple pies, hot chocolate and all things pumpkin:) Have a great day.

Elle said...

Apple picking, apple cinnamon scented candles, and lots of homemade soup :)

shelly said...

i think autumn doesn't actually start until the 23rd this year... crazy bc i thought the season changes were always on the 21st! oh well, i'm in pumpkin mode anyway! :)

Anonymous said...

Apple cider doughnuts! I know they are available year round, but don't you think they taste extra delicious in the fall? Especially if bought at a farmer's market? YUM!

Ashley Hayne said...

Looking forward to comfy sweaters, boots, pumpkin, maple, apples and lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. oh and more cuddling lots of cuddling.

Angry Asian said...

homemade bread, not just sandwich bread, but cinnamon raisin swirl or apple pecan. lovely to spend weekends kneeding dough and the moment you take the loaves out of the oven to cool by the window sill...

Kendall Marie said...

Apple Farms! we live in Northern California and there is a place Called Apple Hill, lots of apple farms where you can go pick apples, get pies and other wonderful fall treats! I cant wait!

Belle on Heels said...

looking forward to my fall wedding!! just 38 days away...

Wouterra said...

I'm Looking forward to foggy early morning bike rides when most of the city is still sleeping. I'm also looking forward to wearing sweaters, the smell of wood smoke piping through chimneys and hearty Syrian lentil, chard and lemon soup (I use James Beard's recipe this one was adapted from that: http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/2004/01/syrian-lentil-chard-souprecipe.html). Eating Oatmeal with pear for breakfast. And I'd be lying if I didn't start salivating when I ready pumpkin deserts and apple crisp.

Angel Y. said...

I am definitely glad it's finally fall. Looking forward to the cool nights and fun holidays. What a lovely illustration!

sophie said...

its here its here! happy fall :)

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hungryhealthyhappy said...

The cider mill and Michigan honeycrisp apples!

Ooh, and I did watch New Girl last night and LOVED it! Lots of LOL'ing. ;)

KristiMcMurry said...

YES!!! I love Fall. I love the air of Fall, and the pumpkin flavored foods.

Diana said...

Fall is my favourite season. I'm totally on board with the pumpkin desserts, especially since I'll be heading Stateside from England where pumpkin desserts are virtually non-existent. I love the crisp air, halloween and the changing of the leaves.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I have to say that I totally hate cold weather, but since I've never been in the States in fall, I guess I'm looking forward to trying pumpkin pie and experiencing Halloween and Thanksgiving ... Oh, and Christmas in winter! I'm from Argentina, so it's summer in December.

Hope you're having a fab week! ;D

Miki.

Shannon said...

My friends and I have a Fall Feast on the Equinox every year, where we bake all sorts of declicious pumpkins breads, drink cider, and eat squash. And of course, we sometimes read fall poems. A giant dorky party, but such a fun way to bring in the new season :)

balladofseasons said...

i'm looking for autumn outfits :) i love the autumn collections most!

Knoopjes said...

Collecting conkers with the kids, drinking loads of tea & hot chocolate, lighting candles and to take long walks on a quiet beach!
xoxox

Jaime Lee said...

going to our Cabin in Big Bear and apple picking at Rileys Farm.

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Manding. said...

pumpkin! pumpkin ! pumpkin ! :)

wildchild said...

i'm looking forward to my deployed boyfriend coming home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the autumn begin on 23rd September? We still have 1,5 day of summer to go! :D

Melisande said...

i'm so excited for boots and tights and sweaters and hot drinks! i can't wait! love that little leaf drawing too.

Camille said...

Ha! I totally thought it was today too! Glad I am not alone.

Anonymous said...

I've just noticed, you'd updated your post :)

Lisa Griffin said...

wooo 2 more summer days! this summer flew by but was so busy i'm hoping the fall slows down a tidge
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Joanna Goddard said...

wouterra: hearty Syrian lentil, chard and lemon soup sounds amazing!!

Joanna Goddard said...

shannon, a fall feast sounds amaaaaazing. i love love love that idea!

labuonaforchetta said...

Hahaha I love that you were so excited you posted the wrong date. Totally something I would have done. Official or not, I've already started my annual pumpkin binge so it's all good. What's another 2 days? A technicality!

Deborah said...

Autumn in Miami Beach. How exiting!!

Naah!

Beth Krynick said...

Totally thought today was the autumnal equinox too! Haha either way I'm looking forward to warm sweaters, hot apple cider, the leaves changing and hiking! This is my favourite time of year!

Elaine said...

Here in San Francisco our "summer" has only just started! After several months of cold and foggy weather, the temperatures are finally in the 70's and 80's. So strange/delightful. I am very excited for the fall, though. I just know it's right around the corner with all its cute outfits and tasty pumpkin treats. Until then, I am enjoying our little two week summer! :)

champagne said...

I love autumn and it colors<3 I don't even mind if it's raining. Specially now with my new Hunters;)

Catharina said...

So excited about fall, though I am still savoring these last warm days. Thanks for pointing out that fall starts on the 23rd, I thought it began today as well!!

Lara Kasabian said...

We did the same mistake on my blog ahaha I just dont understand why should Autumn start change almost every year! (as read on wikipedia;)

... I cant wait for cold season to come .. I'm daydreaming about girls nights in my brend new studio apartment, drinkin Chianti and talking about guys :)

Lauren J said...

I'm starting off the seasons with pumpkin ricotta sage pasta tonight! Can't wait for pumpkin inspired EVERYTHING!!!

ned2478 said...

I am most excited about becoming a first time Mommy to Twins this fall !!!

Erica M. said...

To me fall already started. Day after labor day. Its my favorite season so I like to get to it quick!

Happilyoz said...

I just moved away from NY and fall makes me miss central park so much :(

Ashlae said...

Gah! I thought the 23rd was the first day of fall?!

Julie-White Tapestry said...

I kept hearing the first day was today! I'm definitely looking forward to wearing my boots, leggings and of course pairing it with a long cozy sweater. Oh...and pumpkins and mums too;)

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

two days early - who cares! It's the best season around. it can start 2 days early in my book!

Olya said...

So... everywhere else in the world the 1st of the month of the new threesome defines the season ( sept 1st is the first day of Autumn , for example ) , how is that US makes it be the 23?! :)

Kelly R said...

I'm looking forward to my favorite holiday - Halloween! YAY!!!! Pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, candy corn, trick or treat, costumes... I love it all!

margot said...

i'm new to your blog and have to say i love it!!!
fav fall tradition-pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and apple cider...mmmm!

Mrs. C said...

Yes summer flew by! I am so looking forward to changing leaves and jumping on the crunchy ones. I finished decorating my home for fall and now I just need the temperatures to drop!!! Oh a how about homemade breads, pumpkin spice lattes and candy corn overdose. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

ned, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and olya, i know...it's weird :)

Miss Molly said...

happy Autumn, that illustration is too cute!

Super weird as in South Africa we are headed into a very hot Summer!

xo

http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

With fall comes Halloween! What will Toby be this year?

Nicole said...

your correction is soo cute!!! :)

lovelovelove fall! so glad hubs and i got back to iowa just in time to really celebrate the changing seasons!

xoxo

LilFashionista said...

I love the cold autumn nights sitting around the fire aswell :)
amazing blog!
~Sarah
www.sarahfashionista.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I of course love the decorating, stews, and the change in light during the day.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Jill said...

What I always look forward to: boots, sweaters, layering. :)
It's not official, but our first day of fall in Atlanta was last Saturday...thank goodness. We had over 50 summer days of 90+ degree weather and the attendant humidity. I am so glad summer's over!

Nome Alone said...

I love the first cold day where you've pulled out your warmer jacket, walk outside and feel the cold on your face. I also love pumpkin spiced lattes and seasonal breads. ...BTW, what does one wear to a fall wedding? I'm going to a wedding in Chicago mid-October, any advice on colors?

essu said...

happy fall:)

Kimber said...

Olya and Joanna, the first day of fall is called the autumnal equinox. The date is astronomically determined. It refers to the point in time when the sun is directly over the equator ("when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun", as described on Wikipedia). This event occurs twice per year (once on the first day of spring and once on the first day of fall). I hope that helps. :)

As for fall, I love everything about the season. I've already gone crazy for everything pumpkin, and most of my meals are already soup or chili based. It's the loveliest season.

Michaela said...

I love North American 'Fall' - beacuse it really does actually FALL! I also love your take on pumpkin which at home would traditionally be a savoury vegetable - roasted or made into soup - but over here it's very much a sweet thing... Pumpkin pie - oh my!

PS I'm from New Zealand, Joanna, and we call flip flops "Jandals"! It's short for Japanese Sandals - although I'm not sure many people would know that!

Sara Szatmary said...

Summer did fly by, but I don't mind much because fall is by far my favorite season.

Eliza Jane said...

This fall I'm most looking forward to my move to Australia (from Canada). But at the same time, it's what I'm least looking forward to as well.....

http://elizaoverthemoon.blogspot.com

Qué Acierto! said...

I like a lot summer and pre autumn season, where you can still enjoy the sun without too much heat. I like to wear summer clothes with a jacket in the morning. I like going for walks in the countryside and see the colors of autumn

shoegirl said...

I thought the same thing too! Wasn't it always on the 21st?? Anyway, here in Germany, fall has been here for weeks already - tons of leaves and acorns on the ground, a definite chill in the air. Autumn is my favorite for the cozy sweaters, scarves, boots and pumpkin everything (which sadly, we don't have a lot of over here). That autumn graphic would be really great on a t-shirt. Keep us posted if you find out who's it is...

ally lewis said...

i am looking forward to salted caramel hot chocolate from starbucks! your blog is fabulous i love how you call everyone darlings and lovelies <3

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Cristina said...

ups:
http://conigliogiallo.blogspot.com/2011/09/1-giorno-dautunno.html

me too I tought it was today.. so I posted my autumn cat ;-)

fancyfunction said...

I love the fall! I'm looking forward to crisp days, leaves changing, everything pumpkin-flavored and halloween!

Ashley G said...

I declared it to be fall last week when I visited Boston and the weather turned cool. At least your declaration was closer to the real day :)

I'm looking forward to pumpkin, apple, root veggie, etc. hot foods. In LA, it's never really fall, so I need to surround myself with visceral reminders that it exists. Last night I made carrot rosemary soup, and we drank pumpkin beer. It was 85 degrees out.

Katie Ann said...

YES. Summer flew by quicker than a spaceship.
I'm so looking forward to boots, scarves, layers, and admiring all the tree's bushy jackets of leaves. Oh my, Fall is my favorite.

Amy said...

Funny, I am excited for Autumn also, but I will gladly take those two more days of summer. It's 80 in Portland, which is rare!

Nikskie said...

well, i only have rainy and draught seasons here.and by this time, it's alrealdy rainy season.so,sip my coffee, drawn in my laptop, and watch the rain from the room window...

lola said...

I love autumn too)*,
P.S.
your blog is one of my favourite ones...

lolassecretwardrobe.blogspot.com

Mary ♥ said...

i love autumn! i love anything pumpkin... cheesecake, soy candles, lattes, cupcakes, decorations, etc! i love wearing hats to cover my messy hair and i love layers! I'm longing for my Wisconsin autumn (this southern living is not doing it for me) and hope to live where there are 4 seasons again!

jen fuller said...

September has flown by! kinda scary when i have such a young baby ... i wish these moments would sloooow down!
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Nancy said...

I love those colours of autumn but normally I am not into autumn, this season means in The Netherlands: lots and lots of rain. And I don't like getting wet from head till toe... But those colours are amazing and I love those days when you can sit in your garden, curl up on a chair, sip some tea and read a good book :)

Love,
Nancy


PS I am going to make autumn muffins for my colleagues this Friday :)

Dylan Drake said...

I look forward to my fall wardrobe making its way into my closet and packing up my summer ensembles. Fall is also family time for us! Relatives coming in over three months means lots of family get togethers!

Ling said...

I'm looking forward to my fall wardrobe! I love jackets and boots and getting bundled up for those sunny but crisp days of fall =)

Manhattanette said...

I am not ready for fall! I do love fall sweaters, boots, and scarfs, and hot apple cider, and making things like pumpkin cake and apple bread... but it also means the return of grad school classes (one year to go!) and a really busy season at work. I still haven't finished my spring cleaning list... and now it's time to clean the closet again and put away my summer clothes!

Victoria said...

I love your opps:) You make me smile, happy fall!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

I can't wait for fall boots!

www.bluebirdkisses.com

fleur_delicious said...

cute oops! yes, the season changes are based on the sun, not our calendar, so the dates are usually different every year! I actually celebrate old agrarian holidays like the equinoxes (the fall equinox used to be a kind of Thanksgiving holiday, a long long time ago), and I cannot WAIT to get my friends together (who have been abroad) and have a big dinner party and celebrate the season and our friendship together! =) (truth? I already broke out the pumpkin - I made a homemade pumpkin spice latte on Monday, and on Sunday we made a spicey kabocha squash and coconut milk curry with chilis and scarlet runner beans. YUM.)

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

I was driving today and thought "I wonder when the first day of fall is" now I don't have to look it up :) Thanks!

Elizabeth@doievenlikethis said...

Already have a bonfire lined up to go to this weekend. I just adore fall. Sweaters, apple picking, hot apple cider and snuggling with my hubby.

Anonymous said...

I love the fall! Just went shopping and saw all the adorable Carter's Halloween costumes for toddlers. I love pumpkin and apple pie, Halloween and the leaves turning color. Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

Blimey autumn really came round quickly this year mind you in London we didn't really have a summer. Still some lovely crisp,sunny days kicking through the leaves will be nice.

J xx

Tara Porter said...

I love the leaves changing colors. they already started on top of the mountains! also looking forward to hot chocolate, pumpkin treats, and Boots!!! Love my boots.

CheekyPinkTulip said...

Spiced pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, Halloween, pumpkin smoothies...I just can't wait for pumpkins to come into season!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Janie {HooGoesWhere} said...

I love Fall! I've seen this illustration over at tumblr (http://cheltzee.tumblr.com/post/10087668394). Unsure if she's the artist though.

vintage engagement rings said...

I do miss the summer but I love the fall!

Joanna Goddard said...

ha, halloween costumes for toddlers--i love that, too! :)

Brandy said...

Actually, the 23rd is the first day of autumn. It's always my birthday and because of it I sit between Virgo & Libra!

Lauren Kent said...

Happy Autumn everyone!

Angela Lynn said...

I love Fall! It's definitely my favorite season! :)

Mighty Burns said...

LOl oops is right how funny.
Well it doesnt feel liek fall here in Az where the temp is a high of 105. But I am certainly looking forward to the new smells and sounds of the season in NYC when I move in Nov.
Any suggestions of shoes??

Megan C. Stroup said...

College football, cardigans and hot Starbucks drinks! But really, I love everything about fall:

http://megancstroup.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-into-autumn.html

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