Fall Bucket list

Fall Bucket List

  1. Catch a falling leaf

In the fall the wind picks up with excitement of the beautiful season, and the multicolored leaves fall from the trees like natures confetti. One of the funnest things to do during this time that makes you feel like a little kid again, is to stand out side when it is windy and try and catch a falling leaf. It’s harder than it looks, but the thrill of running around like a chicken with your head cut off, watching the leafs sway through the wind with you moving with it, and diving for a leaf like your life depends on it, is an experience that you don’t want to miss.

  1. Take a landscape picture of a fall tree or trees and set it as your new home screen

This is a great way to get in the fall spirit. The season of fall is so uniquely colorfully beautiful that you should enjoy the beauty as much as you can while it lasts. This way you can enjoy fall even when you are at school studying, doing homework, class work or any other tedious school work. You can even take pictures of different fall scenery as you see them through the the season and continuously change your home screen.

  1. Light a scented candle

Fall is the beginning of scented candle season. I don’t know why, but fall and winter seem to be the perfect time to light scented candles. For fall I recommend… Scents like apple cider, pumpkin spice, and apple spice to get you in the autumn mood.

4. Make a list of things you are thankful for.

Over the years Thanksgiving has expanded to encompass the entire season of fall. To prepare your self for this season of thanksgiving, make a list of all the things you are thankful for and put it some where where you will see it everyday, like your mirror.

  1. Donate to a local food pantry.

-While we are reflecting on what we are thankful for, it is a good idea to think of others who do not have the privilege of having things as simple as food. A good way to check this one off the list is to donate to Mercy’s canned food drive!

  1. Do something with a pumpkin

it just wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins. We all have those treasured memories of carving pumpkins or going to a pumpkin patch. You don’t even have to carve the pumpkin. You could paint it or just have it sit on your front porch as a nice fall decoration. It doesn’t even have to be a big pumpkin. You could get one of those cute little baby pumpkins that will fit in the palm of your hand. You could make a center piece for your table with it or draw a face on it and name it Jerry or something and keep it at your desk. Be creative!

  1. Make an apple pie or pumpkin pie.

another thing necessary for celebrating fall is pumpkin or apple pie. There even better if you homemake them. You can eat the pie yourself, bring it to a party or give it to a neighbor or friend.

  1. Go out side as much as you can

fall is so beautiful. The leaves are changing colors, the weather is usually nice, and you can see flocks of birds migrating for the winter. After the sweltering heat of summer, fall is a nice time to be out side. Try to enjoy the season by doing things you don’t have to be inside for like homework (if you don’t need the computer), reading, and maybe even doing some art.

  1. Hit walnuts with a baseball bat.

ok, this might sound a little weird but it is totally fun! Fall is when most of the walnuts fall from the trees, so this is the perfect time. The only bad thing is that you need a walnut tree and a space where you can’t break a window. If you don’t have either of these you can go to a park and do this. It works best if you use a wooden baseball bat. Just walk around until you find a walnut (the bigger and greener the better) throw it up in the air, and try to hit it. It’s harder than it looks, and might take a little practice if you don’t usually play baseball/softball. But hearing the satisfying crack of the walnut is well worth it. And the best part is you don’t have to go looking for the walnut if you hit in into the woods like you would a baseball.

Cover photo curtsy of theodysseyonline.com

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