Our authors’ favorite things about fall: Each red-tipped maple leaf

Amalia Dillin author of the forthcoming trilogy The Fate of the Gods, describes her favorite things about fall:

In the northeast, fall is the season of leaf-peeping. Even as a child, I always loved the rainbows of color as the leaves changed. Green to gold, red, orange, and purple, painting the hillsides. I collected the most brilliant leaves every day on my way home from school, presenting them proudly to my mother.

In college, I lived in North Dakota, where fall only lasts a heartbeat, and all the trees drop their leaves overnight. Each red-tipped maple leaf, so rare in the Midwest, was a treasured reminder of home.

Now that I’m back in New York, I can’t wait to see autumn again, to watch the trees turn to rainbows and hear the crunch of drying leaves under my feet. It’s my absolute most favorite part of the season. At least until I have to start raking, then I’m just excited to be able to wear hooded sweatshirts again!

Amalia DillinAmalia Dillin began as a Biology major at the University of North Dakota before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn’t stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats — to pull her chariot through the sky, of course.

Top photo credit: “Autumn 2009” by James Hernandez (dktrpepr) via Flickr.

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Posted on September 20, 2012, in from the authors of WWP, guest blogger, World Weaver Press and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You bring the same appreciation of nature to your novels. Love it!

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    • Oct28 love these Em. Just HOW early did you all meet? It’s SOOOO cold and frosty here, mironng just does not appeal to me and dealing with a cold and crabby little one!:) Evenings hit and miss with my no-napper who is busy getting ready for bed some times as early as 4:45 starting with dinner and fall is my favorite for photos! Oh well maybe one of these evenings:) I THINK my favs are the big close-up and the last two but they all are wonderful.

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  2. I love this. Now I want a big slice of pumpkin pie!

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