'Tis the season to feel like you kind of/sort of/maybe have your shit together. Fall was basically invented so betches have some fun activities to intersperse among our binge drinking before it gets too cold outside to do anything at all. Whether it's Sunday morning after your Halloween weekend bender or a random autumn Wednesday when you just physically cannot, here are the top things to do to remember you're a semi-real person:
1. Go Apple Picking
Literally duh. If you haven't already gone apple picking and insta'ed your entire day then what HAVE you been doing??
2. View Some Foliage
Everybody knows that betches love nature! When viewed from a filter. On our couch. With 150 likes underneath it.
People that bake things are sane. It's just a fact.
4. Organize a Potluck
To distribute said baked goods so you don't actually have to eat them yourself. And because everyone knows people who organize shit are like sooo put together.
5. Shop for your Fall Wardrobe
What's more wholesome than a sweater? Add an infinity scarf to the mix and you'll feel like you've been sober for a year!
6. Decorate Your Apartment
Let the world see that you know what season it is and you're so about it. Or invite the same four friends over per usual and let THEM decide who's going to throw away the rotting pumpkin.
7. Take a Class
Preferably one that's expensive and involves b-ing YOB.
8. Class Up Your Alcohol Consumption with Cider, Mulled Wine, etc.
It's not really drinking if there's a cinnamon stick involved. It's more like sipping and we all know that's just classy AF.
When it comes to decorating for fall, most Americans opt for a triangle-eyed jack-o’-lantern with a toothy grin. Talk about boring.
Why play it safe when there are so many adventurous pumpkin projects floating around? To truly take your decorating skills to the next level, ditch the pre-packaged carving kits and let your creativity run free. There are plenty of opportunities to glam up every room of the house with some pretty pumpkin projects.
To help you get started, here are 21 awesome crafts that will help give your home some autumn-inspired glamour. Follow the links in each heading to learn more from the craft masters themselves!
1. Instead of carving your pumpkin, try using a drill to make these incredible lanterns.
This video was posted online by Louise Smith in the summer, but it has only gone viral now with over half a million brand new views!
In the short clip, an adorable monkey named Chino who lives at the International Primate Rescue Centre in South Africa grabs the hand of the Louise to apparently teach her how to crush some autumn leaves.
The monkey places a brown, dried leaf into the Louise’s hand, and open and closes her hand for her. The two repeat the process a few times until the monkey is satisfied the she has fully grasped the lesson.
Ah, it’s finally fall, a time you correlate with the fluctuation of temperature, the crisp, cool air and the changing of leaves. Well, if this is what comes to your mind when you think about this season, one thing is for sure: You do not live in the state of Florida.
Fall for Floridians is as inconsistent as your back-burner boy; you never know how you will feel, and you will never know what to expect.
So what is this like for those living down south? Well…
1. While all your friends up north are freezing in their apartments, you’re still spending your weekends at the beach
Sure, we may be well into the fall by now, but that doesn’t mean Floridians have put away their swimsuits. The beach is still 20 minutes away and a viable destination, despite it being October.
2. You consider 72 degrees to be absolutely freezing
You are used to 80+ degree temperatures, so when the littlest chill arises, you bundle up. Be careful not to complain to your out-of-state friends who are probably freezing in below 60 degree temperatures.
3. While all the basics up north are apple picking, you’re driving your convertible with the top down on the I-95
There is no convertible season in Florida… unless you consider all of the time a proper season. Your out-of-state friends may be posting cute little pictures going apple picking with their significant others, but you don’t care because you’re currently going 95 in a 65.
4. You think you can finally stop worrying about hurricane season
You think you are finally in the clear, but sadly you are mistaken, as hurricane season typically does not end until the close of November. So you better double check that forecast before heading to the beach.
5. Your Halloween costume consists of minimal clothing solely because it’s so hot out
It’s all about practical reasons here, not functional. Sure, people may think you are dressing down for attention, but in all honesty, you’re just sweating your ass off.
6. You whip out the Uggs when it hits below 70 degrees in the morning
…Then are sweating by 12 pm because it’s now 77 degrees. Rookie mistake my friend, rookie mistake.
7. While the rest of the world is getting pasty and white, you spend your time lying out in your driveway in a bikini
Floridians in the fall make sure to take full advantage of the sun. It doesn’t matter when or where they get it, they are prioritizing because, as everyone knows: If you can’t tone it, tan it.
8. The only Pumpkin Spice Latte you are drinking is iced
Does anyone even drink hot coffee in Florida? Is there even a reason to? I guess you would if you were going along with #6.
9. Everyone else is tailgating with hand warmers and ear muffs… all you need is your jersey
The best part about football season in Florida is that you are never really cold. Is there anything more miserable than watching your team lose when the temperature drops?
10. You try and tell yourself you don’t need AC in your home, but that only lasts for a few hours… if that
The fall in Florida is just one epic tease. One moment the air is cool and then an hour later, you are drenched in a pile of humidity on the ground while simultaneously trying to tame your mane.
11. You notice a mass influx of old people in all of your favorite places
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean the snowbirds aren’t immediately heading down south. The second the temperature drops up north, these old folks are booking their one-way tickets down south.
12. You attend Thanksgiving dinner in a tank top while dining outside
It never really feels like Thanksgiving when it’s 80 degrees outside. If you have a backyard, let’s be honest, you know exactly where your feast will be set up.
13. This is what the four seasons in Florida look like: hot, hotter, hottest, Christmas
The only time you ever experience a change of season is when you venture out of the state. And as soon as you do, you immediately want to fly right back home.
14. You can fly out for extremely cheap prices, but coming home will cost you an arm and a leg
It’s not your fault you live in a vacation destination! How are you expected to ever travel if coming home costs you over $300 on a flight? This is just another way Florida manipulates you into never leaving the state. Yeah, Bright Futures, I see you.
The people at NASA dont always have their heads above the clouds, looking outwards. They just as often use their incredible technology and expertise to get a bit introspective and gaze down onto Earth.
Using datareceived from numerous satellites, this incredible animation shows the 12-month cycle of Earths seasons. As well as showing the vegetative plantlife on land, it also shows the chlorophyll concentration from microscopic organisms called phytoplankton in the ocean.
The parts where the land looks brown and barren are regions of Earth experiencing their winter months, whereas during summer you’ll see a lush green.
A beautiful Autumn morning is captured in this breathtaking photograph by Jonathan15 on 500px. The image is sparse on details but it looks to be somewhere in Asia. I love the morning mist and yellow leaves in this tranquil capture. Camera details below:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20 s
For a large part of the Northern Hemisphere, fall is officially here. The falling leaves are turning brilliant shades of red, orange, brown, gold and yellow, farmers’ markets are beginning to sell seasonal pumpkins and gourds, coffee shops are selling spiced coffee, and there’s a nip in the air.
To celebrate this wonderful and colorful season, we’ve got a beautiful collection of photos of autumn landscapes that highlight the last explosion of rich, vivid color before the coming winter. Whether you’re sitting at your computer with warm socks and some coffee or sitting outside with your laptop enjoying the weather, these fall pictures will help give you a double dose of this beautiful season. [Read more…]
The browning of leaves, perhaps the most noticeable sign of fall, occurs when the air starts to cool and daylight hours start to shorten. During the summer, chlorophyll pigments help absorb energy from the sun and keep leaves green. All the other colors we see in the fall are always present in leaves (even in the summer), but it is only when the leaves’ green pigments break down that they are revealed. The leaves are shed to help the trees survive the winter – shedding them reduces trees’ water needs and reduces their susceptibility to the winter’s harsh conditions.
Other signs of fall, like pumpkin and gourd dishes are soups, are due to these foods’ harvest times. In any case, the swirl of colors and smells come together to make fall a magical season. Whether you’re enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea, jumping in the biggest pile of leaves you can find, or making pumpkin pie, enjoy the season!