Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Word is: FALL

fall /fôl/
verb. 1. to move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level. 2. to experience defeat.
3. to occur at a specified time. 4. to come, as by chance.

noun. 1. an act of falling or collapsing; a sudden uncontrollable descent. 2. an over throw or sudden decline in status. 3. Autumn: the third season of the calendar year between summer and winter, in the Northern Hemisphere from September to November, from the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter Solstice.

adj. 1. of, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of fall. 2. grown during the season of fall.

Goodness gracious, look out the window. Don't you just love Fall? Well, you should. There are so many definitions for this word. Go and look it up — you will be amazed! But my favorite definitions are those that describe this delicious, crisp, awe-inspiring, beautiful time of year. Love it!

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days!"  —John Burroughs

"Apples.....yum!"  —Stephanie Allred

"Everyone should take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."  —Elizabeth Lawrence

"Me oh my, I love pie!"  —Dorothy Winters

"The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky."
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge