My Favorite Time of Year by Alicia Coleman

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  Spring and Summer put away their brilliant colored flowers and long  hot sunshine days to prepare for the short days of Autumn (Fall)  and the long  nights of Winter.

Leaves  in colors of gold, red or brown  fall to the ground covered in straw colored grass and crunch underfoot. The air is crisp, clean, brisk and cool.  Birds fly to warmer climates.  Animals grow thicker coats while people break out sweaters, hats or jackets.  Hot cocoa, hot spiced apple cider, hot teas, coffee replace icy cold lemonades and cold teas.

What about you?  What are some of the things you like about Autumn?