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Hopping Through the Autumn Harvest

There is something about Autumn that brings on thoughts of cuddling. I imagine back in the old days that the onset of colored leaves wasn’t just a pretty sight, but a warning to figure out who was going to be warming your bed with you throughout the cold months of winter. This could be a real issue, especially in the northern climates. Without out a reliable bed warmer the chill of winter could be unbearable.

Of course this is coupled with the onset of all the harvesting work. So there you are, hip deep in corn or wheat or maybe peas trying to flirt with that cute guy with the scythe in the next field over. Once the vegetables are all gathered and preserved there is the hunt.

Ah hunting – a time to walk alone in the woods while the animals are all reacting to their own instincts about the coming cold. What better time for young, single men and women to meet away from the gossips. Maybe take a little time admiring the fall colors and test the waters for compatibility. No one is going to notice if you take a little time out of procuring food for the winter to do a little snogging. With perhaps a chance to test how well you fit together – for sleeping.

None of this applies to the way we live today, but the leaves still remind us of the old cycles. So it’s no wonder that a quiet walk under the colored leaves is one of the most romantic scenes I can think of.

 

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39 thoughts on “Hopping Through the Autumn Harvest”

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    I love the autumn!! Favorite season out of the 4. Love the changing of the leaves and the beautiful colors. The smells and freshness of the air…just refreshing! Although getting an extra hour of sleep is great, having darker afternoons are not.
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It’s just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.

    freshmankay[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. It’s my favorite season– love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. I love reading about things that go bump in the night (with a touch of romance) this time of year. thanks for the fun!

    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

  6. I adore Autumn…Her jewels are my reward for living through another horrendous summer of high humidity & heat!

  7. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail(dot)com

    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

  8. I love everything about fall! It is my favorite!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book…
    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  10. My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. Thanks for being in the hop! I love the cooler autumn temps, being able to wear my sweaters again, and hot apple cider donuts!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  12. I love everything about Fall–the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch (of the cool air). I especially love that the tourists are gone from my area, the lovely deserted beaches, and “sweater weather.” I am the queen of sweater twin sets!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. Hunting? Lol that’s pretty interesting. Don’t think I’ll ever go hunting in the fall, or ever really 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. You are hilarious! I think of pomegranates, autumn leaves, and cool weather for autumn–not bed warmers! (Good idea, though.) Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  15. I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  16. Thanks for being a part of the hop

    I like Autumn for the upcoming holidays that seem like the only time I see a few of my family members

    BeckeywhiteATgmail.com

  17. Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
    My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can’t do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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