Celebrating Fall with Nature, Books, and K-pop

Trilobed redFall is not my favorite season; I don’t look forward to colder weather.  But it is unquestionably Ohio’s best season, and every fall I look forward to the seasonal hallmarks of leaves changing and neighborhood kids Trick-or-Treating.

I love taking hikes to see the beautiful leaf color and identify all the trees.  If you live in the Midwest or Northeast, you can use these two posts to help you identify some leaves you’ll see changing right now, including oaks, maples, sassafras (at right), hickory, and others.

Fall leaf identification

How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Short Way Away (Fall leaf ID part 2)

I also love curling up with a good book; in my Seasonal Reads series I discussed two great books that I love to re-read at this time of year: one a classic eerie tale, and one a funny and thrilling modern urban fantasy.

Seasonal Reads: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Seasonal Reads: Dead Beat

And if you want some background music for while you are reading, you can check out these K-pop music videos will a plethora of clowns, zombies, and crazy costumes.

K-pop MVs (Halloween Special): Block B’s “Jackpot”

What helps you get into the fall season?

Sailor Eppendorf and Falcon Tube (me!) in the lab

4 thoughts on “Celebrating Fall with Nature, Books, and K-pop

  1. saraletourneau October 29, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I’m not a big fan of fall, either, for the same reasons you mentioned. But I do look forward to breaking out my colder weather clothes – I love soft, comfortable sweaters and anything made of fleece. And FOODS. Hot cocoa, apple cider (though I still don’t drink either as often as I drink tea), apples, pumpkin (mainly pumpkin pie, breads, and muffins) – they make the transition to fall a little more delightful, and more delicious.

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    • Mei-Mei October 29, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Oh, you’re right, fall foods are great! I have been missing tea a lot lately because I’ve cut back since I’ve been pregnant. And I had to go buy a maternity hoodie because I couldn’t imagine being without something like that–they are so comfortable!

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  2. NovEllaandBanannabelle October 29, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I love this season! Autumn is my favorite 🙂 .
    That’s such a creative costume. My department did Pirates of the Caribbean this year.

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    • Mei-Mei October 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      That sounds like fun. Some people at my work get really into Halloween, and some people don’t at all haha

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