Every season has its perks. In winter, we can ski and cozy up to a blazing fire. In spring, we can enjoy the greening landscape and the birds and bees, flowers and trees. In summer, we can relax beachside and poolside. And in fall, we can enjoy the great outdoors without bundling up against the cold or melting from the heat.

If there is a perfect season, weather-wise, it’s got to be fall! Besides temperatures that are generally very comfortable and a weather pattern that’s usually pretty calm, there’s much to love about fall beyond the weather. Here are five of our fall faves!

Pumpkins. Pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, carved pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin-scented candles … pumpkin everything abounds in fall. Pumpkin is the quintessential, undeniable official flavor, color, and fragrance of fall.

Parties. Halloween parties, to be exact. For the young and the young at heart, Halloween is the ideal time to unleash our costume creativity and partake in tricks and treats.

Sweaters and Boots. Depending on where you live, you may not need to break out your heavy jackets quite yet. But, you will certainly be able to step out in your coziest sweater and favorite pair of boots and be perfectly on trend.

Caramel and Apples. Salted caramel cocoa, freshly picked apples or freshly picked apples dipped in salted caramel. Together or on their own, these are a couple of our most-anticipated fall flavors.

Falling, Colorful Leaves. As the trees prepare for the upcoming dormancy of winter, their leaves turn various shades of yellow, orange, and red before falling to the ground. We love the crunching sound of leaves underfoot and the exhilaration of watching our children and pets frolic in piles of them.

For everything, there is a season. We warmly welcome the beginning of fall and look forward to all of its seasonal wonders!