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Autumn actually started on Friday, but it’s hard to tell that it started at all in Charleston. The trees are still green, the air is still muggy and hot, and everyone’s still wearing sundresses and sandals. I plan on going to the beach at least one more time before I put my bathing suits away (yes, I have more than one. I LIVE at the beach during summer!), and while I’ve had my first pumpkin latte of the year I had to get it as a frappuccino.
But I celebrated the equinox on Friday with a harvest feast and the one thing that really makes it feel like autumn to me: the scents of fall.
Mmmmm. You can smell that can’t you? The cinnamon broom whisking all of the negativity out of the house and hanging by the door so it smells delightful every time you open the door. The candle that smells like pumpkin pie, or apple cider, or clove. The oil burner with sandalwood and frankincense. Rosemary and thyme in the kitchen. And best of all? The smell of cooler weather sneaking in at night when the sun’s gone down just a little bit earlier than last night. Take in a deep breath, and let out a happy sigh.
When I start smelling those classic scents of autumn it makes me want to curl up next to the fireplace, notebook and pen in hand, and start writing. Get lost in the woods of Fie Eoin as the leaves change color. Sit on the shore of Loch Ness and pet a kelpie. Go to a football game and snuggle in close with Apollo. Take Mikayla for a horseback ride by the river. Jump off a cliff with Neona.
What’s your favorite scent of fall? Where does it take you when you smell it?