Wednesday, October 17, 2012


My favorite season is here...

Even the word feels good in my mouth. 

I'm always amazed when my students ask, 
"What's Autumn?'

What?  You haven't heard it called Autumn? 

Autumn is the same as Fall.  

"Oh, Fall.  I know Fall.

Why do you call it Autumn?

I don't know.  I just always have. 
I guess because it's prettier.

"Hunh.  I guess it is.  Ok, I'll call it Autumn, too. 
Mrs. Lawson?  I love Autumn, same as you."

Let's go outside.  Shall we? 


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, i love the sound of autumn as well my friend!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful indeed.
Much love and many blessings

Amy said...

It is a most fabulous time of year!

Suz said...

hee hee this gave me a chuckle
what else are these students missing....that we take for granted...maybe its our age..or maybe the world has just forgotten the beauty of things
like the word autumn
good teacher you are....
yes indeed

Debby said...

Yes, Autumn does sounds better. Cute story.

northsidefour said...

Autumnal is one of my very best words and I wait all year to use it, autumnal smells being my very favorite.

Marilyn said...

I have wondered why both words to describe this beautiful season. When I use Autumn I wonder if people will know it is the same as Fall. Autumn is so much prettier, I do agree.

Tracy said...

Autumn is my favorite time, too! I've been singing it's praises this week as well. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Jennifer Richardson said...

Autumn is one of my
favorite words
....sounds like tart crisp apples
and back to school size
snickers bars:)
Autumn love,

HKatz said...

That's so true! I also like to use 'autumn' instead of 'fall.' Autumn is more regal and beautiful, while fall has a negative connotation. Anyway, if I had to pick a favorite season it would be 'autumn' too.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans): "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

Kyra said...

@Relyn I Love Autumn too Mrs Lawson :D it's the feel that the feel comes with, I think it's more to do with the fact that it ushers in the winters, the festive times, the snow, the smell of baking.

And the pic is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Relyn, this made me laugh! Since moving to Scotland over 20 years ago, I have tried to hold on to a few American things (such as my accent), including the word "fall"! I love using the word fall, whereas people here just say autumn. Actually, both are good. "Autumnal" is irreplaceable - you can't have "fallish" or "fallal" can you?

Terra said...

Glorious photo of red orange leaves.

Roban said...

I love the sound of "autumn," too, Relyn. And I have to tell you that this photograph is absolutely gorgeous. You captured the beauty of the season perfectly!

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