The reason leaves change color is actually fascinating!

The term "fall" came from a phrase.

"Harvest," eventually came to be called "autumn" — so how did "fall" became the dominant term? In the early 1600s, people started moving into cities, and use of the term "harvest" lessened. They started saying "fall of the leaf" to refer to the third season of the year, because the leaves would fall from the trees. Over time, "fall of the leaf" was shortened to "fall," and it stuck.


The days might be getting shorter and winter might be just around the corner, but fall is full of pleasantly warm days with crisp air, sunshine, beautiful fall foliage to take in and tons of delicious pumpkin spice treats. It's just a cozy, wonderful time of the year.

But even if you're a big fan of fall, you probably don't know everything there is to know about the season. Here are a few facts you may not have known about your favorite time of year.


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