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The Story Behind Fall

The Story Behind Fall

As the days grow shorter, the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, and a crispness fills the air, we welcome the beautiful season of autumn. But have you ever wondered why we also affectionately call it “fall”? Let’s take a journey through history to uncover the charming story behind this name.

A Season of Harvest and Change:
Autumn, known as fall in the United States and Canada, is a season of transition. It’s a time when nature sheds its lush greenery and adorns itself in stunning hues before winter’s arrival. This transformation from summer’s bounty to winter’s slumber is, in part, the reason behind the name “fall.”

Old English Origins:
The term “fall” for autumn can be traced back to Old English. In the 16th century, the word “fall” was commonly used to describe the season when leaves fall from trees, fruits and vegetables are harvested, and the weather begins to turn cooler. It was a practical and descriptive name that captured the essence of the season.

A Name Rooted in Tradition:
While “autumn” has its origins in Latin (from “autumnus”), “fall” became a popular term in North America. The change in nomenclature likely reflects the practical nature of early American settlers who used this straightforward term to refer to the season’s prominent feature: falling leaves.

The Joy of “Fall”:
Today, the name “fall” adds a touch of warmth and familiarity to the season. It’s a name that conjures images of cozy sweaters, pumpkin-spiced treats, and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot during leisurely walks. And as a resident at Garden Plaza of Valley View you will have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning fall scenery of the Treasure Valley.

So, whether you prefer to call it “autumn” or “fall,” this season is a time to cherish the beauty of change, enjoy the crisp air, and revel in the delights it brings. Embrace the falling leaves, and let the magic of this season fill your heart with joy and wonder.