How We Embrace Fall

As hot, summer days morph into brisk fall, there is a handful of ways we love to greet the changing of the season.

Jeff Hobson, Staff Photographer

Family Bonfires

“We like splitting some wood from an old oak tree we took down a couple years ago and starting a fire in late evening. Nothing beats sitting around the flames with my family, hot cocoa or smores in hand, until the chilly, fall air overcomes the warmth of the fire.”

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Joanna Kresge, Assistant Editor 

‘Bouquets of Newly Sharpened Pencils’

“I think Nora Ephron had it right when she wrote the screenplay for her 1998 romantic comedy, You’ve Got Mail. In the film, Tom Hanks’ Joe Fox character said that fall in New York City made him want to buy school supplies. ‘I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils, if I knew your name and address,’ Hank’s character wrote to online anonymous love interest Kathleen Kelly, played by Meg Ryan. And the smell of Scotch tape? ‘You can’t beat that.’”

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Alex Schloer, Lead Designer

Extending Summer

“Don’t embrace it — fight it. Keep the fire going so it still feels like summer, eat ice cream, wear shorts, drink light beer, wear aloha shirts — anything to help me pretend it’s not 45 degrees and raining outside. Eventually, every fall, I’ll remember to love the fallen leaves and the sound of pitter-pattering rain drops. But until then, my house is a condo in the Bahamas.” 

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Zoe Branch, Staff Writer

Fall Foilage

“I like walking around and collecting all the best leaves and then pressing them in my phone book, so I don’t feel sad about the wildflowers leaving. I’ll have you know that my phonebook is a 2003 special edition for the Denver metro area, where I’m from.”

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