Falling Temps Bring Back Anticipated Fall Favorites


A Glenn

Fall in Deep Creek, Maryland.

Johanne Rico-Fragoso and Maddie Neugent

As the temps fell last week, the Fall season rolled in, bringing with it some beloved favorites of changing leaves, pumpkin spice, and hoodie weather.

“I love how the apple and peach trees ripen. The taste of cinnamon and pumpkin delight awaits us. The days grow shorter as the moon greets us with early night,” shares Kenwood junior Myka A, excited about the upcoming changing season. 

It’s the time of the year where we gather with friends on Friday nights for Friday night lights to support our Bluebirds and with our family in the warmth of our house on Sundays to watch Sunday Football. It’s the time of the year where through the open window on the gentle breeze we can hear the giggles of the children playing in the leaves. As the seasons shift we can feel the crisp breeze grazing our skin. 

Fall is often a much anticipated season that many enjoy. Fall this year started on Thursday, September 22. This date marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the southern Hemisphere. Along with the trees’ leaves changing color, the temperature grows colder, plants stop making food, animals prepare for long months ahead, and the daylight starts growing shorter. 

According to the National Weather Service, “We have different seasons because the Earth spin axis is tilted with respect to its orbital plane. This is what causes the seasons. When the earth axis points towards the sun, it is summer for that hemisphere. With less and less direct sunlight on the top half, the days here in the Fall and then winter get shorter and temperatures get colder as winter nears.”

Though some mourn the loss of daylight with each passing day as the days grow shorter, many wake with the appetite of starting their morning off with the long awaited return of pumpkin spice. 

As the colder temperatures roll in, it’s time to break out the fall fashion! Students and teachers look forward to pulling out their favorite sweaters, cardigans, stockings, leg warmers and boots!  “I love fall season fashion, you can be really creative and ‘layer clothing’ and create super unique combinations” shares Myka A. Fall time is the best season when it comes to fashion; it’s a great time to get creative with your wardrobe.

Fallen crisp leaves graze our path on our walk to school. Kenwood student Yaretcy adds, “I love fall because I love how the leaves change colors.” Our pumpkin spice latte with foam on top with a drizzle of caramel and sprinkled of cinnamon on the very top accompanies us on our walk across the fallen leaves.

Whether it’s excitement for the return of our favorite pumpkin flavor, the changing weather, or opportunity to wear our warmest hoodie and boots, there’s much to look forward to about the return of the Fall season. 



“Why Do We Have Seasons.” National Weather Service. USA GOV. Web Accessed 29 September 2022.