The Wonders of Autumn

Good Essays
Ali Mills
3rd Period AP English
Descriptive Essay
October 15, 2012
The Wonders of Autumn In autumn, the leaves begin to gradually shift from greens to bright oranges, yellows, and reds. The air gets chilly, forcing people to bring out their warm, fleecy coats, as winter is just around the bend. The air is fresh and also mixed with the smell of corn and beans as farmers bring out their rumbling combines and lazy tractors and begin the harvest. Autumn is a beautiful season. The trees and their leaves are probably my favorite part about autumn. The bright oranges, reds, and yellows make them appear warm and happy. The wind whistles through them, making them dance and sway like ballerinas. The leaves twirl gently to the ground. The fallen leaves are gathered into piles, solely for the purpose of jumping into them and causing the leaves to scatter back up into the bright blue sky and rain back down on you. When my family gets done with our leaf piles, we like to warm up by our fire pit, a circle of rough grey slabs. We drink tangy apple cider heated to perfection and sweet hot chocolate. The fire is beautiful to watch, especially at night, with its dancing golden and red flames. The fire is warm and comforting, perfect in the sharp chill of the autumn air. Also, the smoke sometimes makes pretty designs against the sky, that is, when it’s not clinging to your clothes. The odor seems to never want to be removed, just like a child clinging to his mother. There are also carved pumpkins competing for attention with their lit faces, glowing in the dark. They were once innocent little pumpkins in a pumpkin patch but after removing their guts (the seeds in the orange stringy goo inside) and scraping them clean, and candle can be placed inside and lit. The pumpkins have been transformed into scary, creepy, or even ridiculously funny objects, portraying fun Halloween spirit. In our family, the small, pointed seeds from the pumpkin are saved. We like to season them

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Autumn

    • 561 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Early Autumn Paul Giacomin in Robert B. Parkers fiction novel, Early Autumn, has several personality traits which were changed in the period between early May when Spenser met him and early Autumn when they finished the house. Some of the things that were changed in Paul are; his physical appearance, his emotional state, and his goal in life. In the beginning of this book, when Spenser took on this case, he did not expect it to turn out like it did. At first, when Spenser met paul Giacomin…

    • 561 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Autumn When Autumn Came

    • 303 Words
    • 2 Pages

    In both poems people reflect on autumn. Write about both poems and their effect on you. You may wish to include some or all of these points: The content – what they are about The themes – ideas the poet wanted the reader to consider The atmosphere and mood of the poem Structure – how the poem is organised How they are written – words and phrase you find interesting Your personal response When Autumn Came This is the way that autumn came to the trees: it stripped them down to the skin, left their…

    • 303 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Season and Autumn

    • 629 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Autumn The first paragraph in John Keats‘ poem “To Autumn“ is proposing us a picture of the season. Contrary to popular image of an approach to a stage where everything is covered in snow and resting, the poem shows the warm side of this seson. The fertile and mature side of it. There is also a partial picture of the coming cold weather but the majority of the poem is focused on the remains of Summer and warmth reflected in Autumn. The description starts with a general characteristics of the…

    • 629 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Autumn Rhythm

    • 1471 Words
    • 6 Pages

    I chose the painting Autumn Rhythm 1950 by Jackson Pollock. When I first saw the painting, I knew from the start that this was the masterpiece perfect for this project. My initial response to this painting was confusion. I did not understand it; I did not know what I was looking at. I thought to myself, is there something I’m supposed to look for? It seemed impossible to find something due to the numerous slobs of paint everywhere. I did not understand how this could even be a masterpiece. After…

    • 1471 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Autumn

    • 163 Words
    • 1 Page

    [INTRO] With all the marriages taking place, the country would make quite a bit of money. In the first year that gay marriage was legal in New York City, the city reaped $259 million, due to license fees and wedding-related spending, according to CNNMoney. Imagine how much money Kentucky would earn. Marriage makes people more financially stable and less likely to qualify for government assistance, Bloomberg reports. Therefore, legalizing same-sex marriage would save the government hundreds of millions…

    • 163 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Journey with Autumn

    • 487 Words
    • 2 Pages

    forward to gazing out my window or walking along the sidewalks just to admire the illuminating glow and beauty of Nature’s first signs of its cyclic life. Though I always know what to expect from each season, I never cease to be amazed by the wonders of Nature. Autumn is a special season. To me, it narrates a beautiful story. It begins with a soft, subtle change in the atmosphere; a breeze sweeping coolly through the air, brushing through the trees as if to inform them of the change that will soon take…

    • 487 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Autumn 3

    • 598 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Autumn is my favorite season because of the colorful display of fall foliage and the autumn festivities all around. Autumn, also known as fall, is a season of change. This is the time of year when outdoor temperatures begin to drop, days become shorter, nights become longer, but, somehow, we seem to find more time to spend with our family and friends. Wonderful childhood memories come flooding back to me of scenic trips through the mountains, carving pumpkins, and many fall festivities I was blessed…

    • 598 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Autumn Leaves

    • 399 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Autumn Leaves Trees have green leaves due to the abundance of chlorophyll and chloroplasts in leaves. These organelles absorb, store and convert light energy from the sun and is necessary photosynthesis to occur. These organelles reflect green light which attributes to the green color of leaves. The leaves change color in the fall and winter do to the shortened times of daylight and lower temperatures. Trees also divert nutrients from leaves to store in twigs and branches for preparation of winter…

    • 399 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Autumn and Spring

    • 620 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Autumn and spring are my favorite seasons. Spring is the season between winter and summer. Autumn, or fall, is the season between summer and winter. Both seasons are beautiful. Although there is beauty in the seasons of fall and spring, there are also some distinctions between them, such as weather, color, and activities one can do during that time. In spring, temperatures rise as the days get longer. In later years, I have come to like spring weather after suffering the cold of winter.…

    • 620 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Ode to Autumn

    • 617 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Analysis and commentary of To Autumn by John Keats In ‘To Autumn', a superficial reading would suggest that John Keats writes about a typical day of this season, describing all kind of colourful and detailed images. But before commenting on the meaning of the poem, I will briefly talk about its structure, its type and its rhyme. The poem is an ode[1] that contains three stanzas, and each of these has eleven lines. With respect to its rhyme, ‘To Autumn' does not follow a perfect pattern. While…

    • 617 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays