The Joy of A Pumpkin Spiced Autumn – Daily Quote


The weather is rainy, and the evening air is chilly. While the trees haven’t shed their chlorophyll to reveal their brilliant foliage, leaf-peeping people will soon busy. The other season harbinger has hit the streets – Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

They make me laugh since there is no pumpkin in Pumpkin Spice. They should just call it Spiced Coffee. The seasonal seasonings typically include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and allspice, or some combination. The other trick they play to create an olfactory illusion is to mix in the aroma of a browning butter and sugar mixture.

It turns out that we learn to recognize odors through associations. The traditional spices used to highlight the taste of pumpkin pie, link our memories to warm cozy fires, gatherings of family and friends, and the bounty of an autumn harvest.

They say eighty percent of flavor is smell. Maybe that is what I love about autumn, the perfume of leaves, a crackling fire, fresh-baked treats, spiced candles and my morning cup of hot, black coffee. It must be time to enjoy a brisk walk and maybe a Pumpkin Spiced sugar cookie.

What is your favorite part of fall?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

14 thoughts on “The Joy of A Pumpkin Spiced Autumn – Daily Quote

  1. My favorite part of autumn has largely been eliminated since the 1970’s. It’s always been the scent of burning leaves, or the smell of wood smoke from a bonfire.

    My favorite sounds of autumn are children’s giggles from romping in piles of leaves and scuffing my feet though the piles that the wind made as I walked to and from school. This is my favorite season of all!

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    • Our high school had bonfires after the homecoming parade, and the police and firetrucks were always present. I have a wood burning fireplace and the first fire of the season is always a treat.

      Playing in leaves is so much fun. 🍁🍃🍂

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  2. I love the smell of a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbuck, haha, and I like the taste too. As for favourite thing about fall, I couldn’t pick just one. I like the change in the air including the chill. I like fall foods, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and Halloween. The colours and the falling leaves. The list goes on… Have a great week.

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  3. My favorite part of fall is that, frankly, it’s my favorite. My favorite time of year. Fall is arriving oddly in these parts. It’s (unseasonably) hot. There have been some (few) changes in leaf color, anyway. More beauty promised. Great question–thanks for asking!

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