Imagine you step out your back door wearing a warm, hooded sweatshirt. You see trees ablaze in fiery color all around you.
But it's the scents that really capture your attention...
The tea-like fragrance of leaves decaying.
The piney sap scent of evergreens and their cones.
The warm, sawdust-infused incense of freshly cut wood, mingling with midday grilling odors from a nearby football tailgate party.
After raking way too many leaves, enough to bring blisters to your palms and an ache to your back, you retreat to the warm comfort of your home.
The comfy smell of Oak logs burning in the fireplace relaxes your muscle tension, and tempts you to grab a mug of hot chocolate and retreat to a cushy spot on the couch with your pets.
But no, you have pies to bake. So instead, the scent of baked Apples, cinnamon, butter, and flaky crust fills your cozy home.
Are you smelling it? It's just around the corner, folks!