The Jambar Editorial: Fall fanatics

Yesterday was the first day of fall, which means it’s now time for pumpkins, cozy sweaters and hot (pumpkin spice) coffee. It’s time to channel your inner dad-vibes and pull out your flannels, baggy jeans and boots. While some people see fall as the tell-tale forecaster of the dreaded Ohio winter, The Jambar editorial staff wants to help you see it for what it really is: the perfect season.

Much like Baby Bear’s porridge, it is neither too hot nor too cold, but just right. The sweat-inducing days of summer are gone, replaced by bonfires and movies under your favorite fleece blanket. Jack Frost has yet to make himself known by nipping at your nose, but it’s the perfect temperature to show off your favorite sweater without burying it underneath a bulky jacket.

The trees boast a vivid array of colors, far superior to the cold, bare trees of winter. Pumpkins and mums adorn porches, adding a simple yet stylish look to any home. The sky still clings to light as long as it can, not like the seemingly never-ending darkness soon to follow. Children joyously jump in leaf piles while squirrels busily stock acorns away.

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted trails boast a variety of fun activities, offering pressure-free time together as a family before placing the pressure of cooking a turkey just right and trying to remember what size slippers to buy for your mother. 

During these hectic semester months, don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the fall weather and go for a hike at Mill Creek Park or Lanterman’s Mill.