Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Difference Between Autumn and Fall

Some call the season after summer Autumn, some call it Fall. But which one is it really? I shall help explain the differences.

Autumn is when the weather turns chilly and brisk.

Fall is what your arms do after changing out all the screens, remove the air conditioners, bleed out the radiators and get the furnace winterized.

Autumn is when the leaves turn all sorts of pretty colors and float to the ground.

Fall is what your legs do because of all the yard work- not only because you're still mowing the lawn, but raking all the leaves that blew from your neighbor's trees into your treeless yard- And tripping over yard tools.

Autumn is a time of apple pies, big meals and lots of company.

Fall is what your body does on the couch after too much baking, cooking, cleaning, and managing drama.

Autumn is beautiful, serene, and peaceful as everything outside settles down for winter.

Fall is
when you get to see all that Autumn stuff out of a hospital bed window, because you overdid it- again.

That's the difference, and I'm sticking to it! So, what season it is for you> Autumn, or Fall?


Debra Gray-Elliott said...

Great words!

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for explaining that difference, Beth! Guess that's why there are two names for the same season because both seem appropriate in the ways you've mentioned.

Unknown said...

I love them both! But Autumn sounds so ..romantic, and adult! Ya, I guess I usually say fall.

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