Friday's Top Ten

The top ten things I love about autumn - now that a touch has finally arrived in San Antonio:

10. Woodsmoke in the air

  9. Sweaters

  8. Blustery days

  7. Apple cider

  6. Golden light

  5. Long shadows

  4. Crisp air

  3. Mulled wine

  2. Fall foliage

And the #1 thing I love about autumn:

  1. No more mosquitoes until spring


Colette said…
Carol, I am loving your Fridays top ten posts! I have to say, San Antonio sounds like a much better place to be right now than in the Northeast.
u lucky texans, we have mosquitoes here too and some snow up in the mountains otherwise we stay kinda warm too, but the locals still bundle up like the live in Alaska
Jennifer Shirk said…
Oh, yeah, won't miss those pesky mosquitoes. LOL

I love when I have to break out the flannel sheets. (Something I did a few days ago) :)
Laura Eno said…
No more mosquitoes! A definite plus. Today happens to be the first cool day we've had.
Joanne said…
I love this time of year. And don't forget, bring on the holidays :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Colette - I've lived in the Northeast. Texas is like a whole other country. Come visit!

Joanna - People do that here, too. Our only mountains are out in West Texas.

Jennifer - I never need flannel sheets here, but they're soooo soft :)

Laura - I hate those little suckers.

Joanne - I love the holiday season.
Clarissa Draper said…
I hate mosquitoes and so yes, I'm so glad they're gone. Another great list.
Holly Ruggiero said…
We’ve been head long in to fall and we are tipping into winter and those evil mosquitoes are still buzzing around. I found one just last night trying to get me!
Summer Ross said…
LOL! Awesome number one this time around! I hate those pesky little bugs. Have a great weekend
LR said…
I agree with all of those! Especially mulled wine.

I thought all the insects were gone too but then a bee flew in my window the other day. Very unusual for Nov. Must have been a last survivor. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Clarissa - Me, too. And thanks.

Holly - Oh, no! I'll be on the lookout.

Summer - Happy Weekend to you, too.

LR - Mulled wine is especially wonderful in front of a warm fire with soft music playing.
Yes! Lovely description of a lovely season!
Arlee Bird said…
In my 19 years living in Los Angeles I think I have only seen about 19 mosquitos, which suits me fine. They used to drive me nuts sometimes when I lived back east. I don't know if it's just the part of the city where I live or it So.Calif. in general, but I hardly see the critters and when I do they are so huge and sluggish they are easy to whack.
It's been in the 90s here the past few days. Did somebody say fall? What fall?

Tossing It Out
I totally agree with your #1 pick! And #4, #9 and #2. I need to try mulled wine. I think it's wrong that I haven't. Maybe a generous swig or two would help my writing!
Terry Odell said…
I love living someplace where autumn isn't just a couple of pages on the calendar. Up here, things happen fast, and we're already moving toward winter.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery
notesfromnadir said…
Woodsmoke is such a beautiful aroma. I love apple cider especially w/ a touch of cinnamon.

No more mosquitoes -- that's something to celebrate!
Teresa aka JW said…
Let's just say no more bugs in general! Woot.
Carol Kilgore said…
Conda - Here in SA we have Texas Autumn and Real Autumn. Texas Autumn is when it's not HOT summer anymore, but summer like most of the rest of the country has. We're still wearing shorts and flip flops but it's nice to be outside. Real Autumn is what anyone else would recognize as autumn. It's Real Autumn now :)

Arlee - I think I'm coming to live with you - LOL.

Elspeth - Mulled wine might indeed be the cure :)

Terry - See my comment back to Conda. Our weather here has been so gorgeous since mid-September with low humidity, temps in the low 80s for highs and 60s mostly for lows. On most days :)

Lisa - I agree about the cinnamon.

Teresa - I hear you!

I'm late getting to all your blogs today - call it life. But I'll get there :)
Mason Canyon said…
Great list. Another fun thing about autumn, roasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Have a great weekend.

Thoughts in Progress
Hart Johnson said…
I love all those things too. I really adore fall except for one pesky thing... the constant reminder that Michigan's endless winter is looming. Last week I didn't need a coat. This week I had to pull out my knee-length down, as it is below freezing in the morning when I walk to work. The only up side of THAT is pulling out my Hufflepuff Scarf.
Lydia Kang said…
Ha ha, let's do a "no more mosquito" dance together!
Carol Kilgore said…
Mason - Ooh yeah - marshmallows :)

Hart - It's the little things :)

Lydia - Yes!
Sheila Deeth said…
Ah, another fun top ten. No more mosquitos sounds nice. Since I only recently realized there are trees in Texas (I know, but I'd never been there--imagined it was all desert) I have to ask, do you get good fall colors, and how long do they last?
VR Barkowski said…
I adore fall. Relative to the rice paddies of Northern California, haven't had much trouble with mosquitos in Georgia, but there are other biting insects here that take no prisoners. Happy to report they all hightailed it when the temps hit 60. Yay!

Have a great weekend!
Gretchen said…
#7 and #3, apple cider and mulled wine. We do mulled cider. That would be on my list. Yummmm.
Carol Kilgore said…
Sheila - Not so much. Nothing has turned here yet, and they don't last as long as they do where it's colder. There's a park in the Hill Country called Lost Maples that gets fabulous color. And probably the Dallas area gets more than we do here. When things start here, I'll post a photo. Stay tuned!

VR - I don't care for any kind of creepy, crawly, fly-y thing that bites.

Gretchen - I've had mulled cider, too :)
RaShelle said…
Carol - Ah, I hear you about those danged mosquitoes. We still have them here. They are obnoxious! Great top 10 - as always. ;D
Gail said…
I agree and mumber one is the best of all!
Amen to that last one! We had our first freeze last night and now the little suckers are all dead.
Oh, and don't forget football and hockey.
I think the no mosquitoes is my favorite one. Even though I adore woodsmoke and crisp air and golden light and all of the above. I'm allergic to the nasty buggers and hate them passionately. Great list!
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wow, blogger is freaking out on me this morning. sorry!
Carol Kilgore said…
RaShelle - I'm hoping they're history around here for a few months. I'll find out mid-week when it warms up a bit. I love your new photo.

Gail - They're such pests.

Alex - Yea! Of course football and hockey. How could I forget? Husband vanishes....

WordsCrafter - Thanks. And no worries. We all know how Blogger acts out from time to time.
Manzanita said…
Hey Carol,
Must be the Scorp. Your list could be my list.... esp. the mossquitoes. I swell up in one big welt from those pesky critters. Ruins my fly fishing.
Carol Kilgore said…
Manzanita - Must be! I've fished, but never fly fished, though.
kimberlyloomis said…
Great list! Totally agree on the mosquitoes. Of course I'm now reading that bit about "now that a touch has finally..." while I'm looking at the first bit of snow/sleet that's stuck to the ground. Enjoy your bug free autumn!
Carol Kilgore said…
Umm ... well, I might have been a bit too premature. It's about 80 this week. I'm wearing shorts again.