10 Reasons to Love Autumn & Those Leaves!

Gorgeous fall inspiration with gold and orange fall leaves on Hello Lovely

Feeling fallish yet? We have already swept up a ton of fallen leaves from our wooded lot, and if you were to spend time outdoors here right now, grab a hardhat since it’s raining walnuts!

If you are a fall lover, you probably already know the cool facts which follow, but enjoy this primer and collection of inspiring images of gorgeous, colorful autumn leaves (source: Pinterest).

Simple cozy DIY candle cozy with sweater sleeve and oak leaf on Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful autumn leaves

1. Gimme some sugar. Ever wonder why leaves turn red or purple? It’s sugars within sap which gets trapped inside of the leaves.

Easy DIY fall table placesetting idea with leaves on Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

2. Harvest Moon Magic. In China, the Moon Festival is celebrated to give thanks for a fruitful summer harvest.

Gorgeous colorful fall leaves and pumpkins on Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

3. Birds Take a Vacay. Many bird species fly away in the fall to areas with milder weather. Despite the arduous journeys involved, long-distance migration is a feature of some 350 species of North American birds.

Beautiful house in fall with gold leaves and porch on Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

4. Equinox Explained. The first day of autumn is known as the autumnal equinox since the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal. The sun is aligned with the center of the Earth between the north and south of the planet.

Beautiful fall tree with colorful leaves on Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

5. Color Undercover. When leaves turn yellow and orange, they are actually not turning. Rather, these colors suddenly show up because the amount of green chlorophyll within the leaves diminishes so we see the yellows and oranges that were there all along.

Gorgeous outdoor wall with colorful creeping vines and leaves o Hello Lovely

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

6. Squirrels Never Rest! If you live with squirrels on your property as I do, then you already know this…they do not hibernate! They may collect a ton of acorns and food in the fall, but they do not retire to sleep the winter away. They hang out in their nests and come out to dig up what they buried in the fall.

Colorful fallen leaves with baby lying on ground

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

7. Not All Get Fall. Folks living close to the equator don’t experience the season of fall since temperatures remain consistently warm at the planet’s center.

Colorful red fallen leaves and dog on red leash

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

8. Pumpkin Lore. Ever wonder why they dominate autumn decor? The pumpkin was first named by the Greeks who called these large melon fruits pepon.

Beautiful red fallen leaves on bridge

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

9. Leaves that Linger. Trees that don’t lose their leaves have needles, and these needles are covered with a thick wax protecting what is inside them and preventing them from freezing.

Colorful fall leaves and pumpkins in a cheerful flatlay

Fall Inspiration: Beautiful Autumn Leaves

Beautiful fallen leaves and green bench in a Paris park by Hello Lovely Studio

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Gorgeous fall trees in a Paris park by Hello Lovely Studio

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

10. Geomagnetism in Fall. The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, can be viewed during autumn thanks to the likelihood of geomagnetic storms to occur with cooler evenings.

Black converse and red fallen leaves in Paris by Hello Lovely Studio

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Hope these happy autumn captures brightened your day!

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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4 Comments

  1. October 4, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Beautiful article. I too, am being hit with falling walnuts!! And little sticks flying from the trees. Love your blog. Have a great weekend, thanks for sharing your time with your readers.

    • October 4, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Ha! Thanks for tuning in! You know I’m all about finding peace in my courtyard, while nature has other ideas with a wild and noisy raining walnut party! 🙂

    • October 4, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Happy Wednesday, darlin. xox

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