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…I Love about Fall! | 31 Extraordinary Days {Day 2} | Zinnias at Hurd Orchards| 20 Things I love about Fall



Isn’t it the little things that can make your day?


  1. Zinnias
  2. Crisp cool air
  3. The smell of wet leaves
  4. Wooly Bear Caterpillars
  5. The Aroma of Concord Grapes
  6. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  7. Pumpkins, Squash, & Gourds
  8. Sitting by the Fire with a Creamy Mug of Hot Cocoa
  9. Falling Leaves
  10. A Kaleidoscope of Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green
  11. Corn…. Candy, Indian, & Stalks
  12. The Aroma of Apples in the Apple Barn
  13. Hot Apple Pie, Crisp, & Dumplings
  14. Butternut Squash Soup
  15. Warm Wooly Sweaters
  16. Snuggly Flannel Sheets
  17. El Greco Skies
  18. Songbirds at the Feeder
  19. Patchwork Mountains & Tapestry Fields
  20. Cedar Wax Wings Gathering in the Trees

 A whole Fall’s worth of Extraordinary Little Things! |  {Day 2} 31 Extraordinary Day | 20 Extraordinary Things I LOVE about Fall


How many of these little things do we pass by each day, but are so busy scurrying around that we fail to stop and enjoy just one, for just a moment?  Take my twenty….jotted down as the memories of these extraordinary favorites came to mind.  What if….upon arriving home and stepping out of the car we took a few moments to soak in just a few of the little things I counted around us?

I might notice the yellow leaves of the Weeping Cherry beautifully littering my brick walkway as I step towards the house.   Maybe I need to fill my lungs with the cool crisp air….or look up to the mountainside and see the patchwork of reds and oranges emerging from the tweed of green.

What would you notice? | 31 Extraordinary Day {Day 2}  | 20 Extraordinary Little Things I Love about Fall | Fall Floral Arrangement in the Apple Barn


Slowing down and filling our senses with nature’s beauty around us….that’s living life more fully.

When I intentionally choose to do that….

peace resides in my heart….

previous difficulties seem insignificant.


It’s An Extraordinary Day!


Join me in this…


Write down YOUR list of the 20 Extraordinary Little Things YOU love about Fall!

Which of these can you intentionally observe, enjoy, or create TODAY?  Tomorrow? Or this weekend?

Share your thoughts below.  I can’t wait to read some of your favorites, too!!


Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary….

Start celebrating the Extraordinary Little Things YOU love about Fall!!


In case you missed it… click here for The Adventure Begins {Day1} of 31 Extraordinary Days. | 31 Extraordinary Days  -  October 2012

Wishing you An Extraordinary Fall!



P.S.  Want more Extraordinary Fall inspiration?  Stop over to the Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room.

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  1. Such a good list! I was just eating Concord grapes and they were delicious! Stopping by from The Inspired Room. Happy Fall!

    • Diane says

      Thanks Jen! We brought a trug of Concords home from the Farmer’s Market on Saturday….the aroma filled our kitchen…yum! That was Fall!! Wishing you a blessed Fall!

  2. Thanks for linking up to the Fall Nesting Party {20 Little Things}! Your list is very inspiring and I can see a few things I really want to add now to my own list!! 🙂 Thanks, Diane!! Happy fall!

    • Diane says

      It’s been a couple years since I “met you” through one of your Fall Nesting series. How fun is it now, for me to be able to join in too! Thanks for your “hospitality” and sweet spirit!

  3. Love your list and it made me think I left some things off mine. It is the little things or the simple things that mean the most. Great list!

    • Diane says

      Thank Elaine! It really is those little simple things…like hearing the song of the Tufted Titmouse every morning in the fall. It puts a smile on my face every time that little feathered friend sings. Happy Fall!

  4. I love watching songbirds at our birdfeeder, too. I am wondering how much longer the Goldfinches will be visiting us.

    • Diane says

      When I lived in NY State I had Goldfinches all fall and winter. We’ve only had an occasional one here in PA. I hope yours stay all season too. Have you ever noticed that they seem to flock to the feeder when it rains?

  5. Lavender Cottage says

    The more lists I see, the more things I find could have been on mine. I enjoy the beauty of nature around me every day.

    • Diane says

      I know!! So many lists have things I love but didn’t write down. Isn’t it fun?

  6. Those zinnias are stunning. So colourful and cheery. This season just calls out to pay attention, doesn’t it? So much beauty and wonder to absorb.

    • Diane says

      I love that: “This season just call out to pay attention.” We surely are blessed to have so much beauty around us. 😀 Happy Fall!

  7. Lisa says

    Diane – you’re so right about stopping to savor and enjoy the beauty right in front of us. In that, there is most definitely peace. Loved your post – and your photos.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Lisa! I snapped those pics a few years ago at one of my favorite apple barns. It was fun to relieve happy memories again.

  8. Sally says

    I enjoyed reading your list, and your thoughts Diane. You are right. We need to take a little time each day to recognize and enjoy God’s creation. It puts everything else in perspective!

    • Diane says

      And doesn’t He create the most beautiful world?!
      Happy Fall!

  9. Jen says

    Stopping over from The Inspired Room … Love your fall list! It is amazing how many of the little things we do let slip by. An occasional list is a great way to keep our perspective. I enjoyed your thoughts; savoring the day is so important!

  10. Jean says

    I love your list! I have to admit that I am mostly a summer kind of girl but I do love a few things about fall: the way the trees change color here in the Midwest, watching my boys play soccer, sleeping especially when we get that extra hour back!, and is it pathetic to say I look forward to the new TV shows that premier even if I only catch an occasional episode of them?

    • Diane says

      Ha! I have had that summer/fall tension too this year. I love so many things about fall…..once it’s here. But, letting go of summer was difficult this year, especially. Enjoy your TV time!

  11. Wonderful, I love fall also. Thanks for visiting!

  12. Great list! I know I need to slow down and really see the beauty all around me.

    • Diane says

      My word for the year was intentional….I think it has helped. A bit. 😀

  13. Your list is fun, Diane. I forgot zinnias.

    I am a wee bit late to the party but glad to link up.



    • Diane says

      Hi Glenda! I see your comments on Melissa’s and other’s blogs….thanks for the visit…I look forward to getting to know you and checking out your “top 20.” Blessings!

  14. There is so much goodness in the fall. I love your list of fall yummys. I have joined in the party but could add another 20 after reading everyone’s lists . I’d love for you to stop by at Have a cozy fall day. The weather is starting to turn chilly here in Iowa. Janita

    • Diane says

      Who says you can’t write..twenty more? I think that would be sooo fun!
      Happy Fall!!

  15. Rosey says

    Everything is just lovely, and your list is great!

  16. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  17. Some of these things I can only dream about for warm South Texas….but it is fun to dream! Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for stopping by Pam!
      I’ve heard that it’s cooling down in your neck of the woods…to the 90’s. Yikes!!
      Stay cool and dream lovely fall dreams.

  18. Marlo says

    mmm, yes. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 15!

  19. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

  20. Gorgeous, uplifting series. Luckily, I already subscribe to your blog so I won’t miss any of it! :O)

    • Diane says

      LuAnn….thank you so much for blessing me with your encouraging words.
      Hope your week is filled with JOY!


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