Fall is within the air

Maple tree
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Within the October 1862 subject of The Atlantic, Henry David Thoreau argued that foliage was not getting the eye it deserved. “The autumnal change of our woods has not made a deep impression on our personal literature but,” he wrote. “October has hardly tinged our poetry.”

Right now, autumn will get its due: Many poets have written about falling leaves; Starbucks serves pumpkin spice lattes; a humor essay from 2009 that spews autumnal pleasure has develop into one thing of a contemporary basic. But it surely’s nonetheless price sparing a second of appreciation throughout what Thoreau known as “the month of painted leaves.”

On Fall

Fall Is in the Air

Photographs of the season (From 2022)

Autumnal Tints

By Henry David Thoreau

“An awesome many, who’ve spent their lives in cities, and have by no means chanced to return into the nation at this season, have by no means seen this, the flower, or somewhat the ripe fruit, of the 12 months.”

Pumpkins: An American Obsession

By Alexia Fernández Campbell

The beloved vegetable that fed New England’s ravenous settlers now produces greater than $100 million in gross sales. (From 2016)

Nonetheless Curious?

Different Diversions


In 2017, Julie Beck requested Colin Nissan, the creator of that well-known McSweeney’s fall essay, what he’d say to haters of the season. “I simply don’t know how one can hate it,” he stated. “It’s cozy, there’s scrumptious meals, the foliage is gorgeous. There are built-in actions to fall. Possibly it’s the individuals who love summer season a lot and so they really feel like fall simply means winter’s coming. However fall is its personal beast. You simply should relish it.”

— Isabel

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