Fall is one of the most beautiful and magical of the seasons. The weather gets cooler; the leaves begin to turn; and a peaceful feeling settles on the world. However, as beautiful as the Fall is, it can be difficult to say goodbye to the warm weather, take our sweaters out of storage and watch as the sun sets earlier and earlier by the day. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ten videos to remind you of just how great Fall is and get you into the Autumn spirit.
Vivaldi Four Seasons Autumn Sand Animation Ferenc CakÃ³
This amazing sand animation is set to the ‘Autumn’ movement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. There’s no better way to get into the Fall spirit than with beautiful Autumn-inspired music and beautiful imagery.
PomplamooseMusic – SEPTEMBER!!! By Earth Wind and Fire
How about an upbeat song about September to get you in the mood for Fall (which just so happens to begin in September)? This is PomplamooseMusic covering Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’.
Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward
One of the best things about the Fall is when the leaves begin to turn wonderful shades of red and orange. Listen to the soothing sounds of Justin Hayward singing ‘Forever Autumn’ while looking at pictures of beautiful Autumn leaves.
Jumping in the Leaves
And speaking of Autumn leaves, isn’t one of the best things about the fall jumping in huge piles of leaves? These kids look like they’re having a blast! I can’t wait for all the leaves to turn and fall so I can rake up a big pile and roll around in it!
H A LL O W EE N spells Halloween!
The Fall is also the time of year for my favorite holiday – Halloween! Whenever I am writing Halloween I remember how to spell it by singing a little song in my head that I learned in pre-school. H-A-Double L-O-W-Double E-N spells Halloween! Did anybody else learn this song in the Autumn of their youth?
Happy Halloween – Pumpkin Carves Itself!
Another great thing about Fall (and Halloween) is pumpkin carving! Check out this pumpkin carving itself and think about how you’ll carve your own pumpkin this year!
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
You know what comes right after Halloween? November! And who can think about November without thinking about Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain? November Rain is one of the best rock ballads of all time and although it’s a little melancholy, it’s the good kind of melancholy that makes you feel the Fall in the air.
Happy Thanksgiving – Stop Motion Video
And of course, November also means Thanksgiving, which means turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes and full bellies. Check out this cool Thanksgiving stop motion. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Colors of the Wind
One of the most beautiful Thanksgiving stories is that of Pocahontas, and for some reason the song ‘Colors of the Wind’ from the Pocahontas Disney movie always gets me in the mood for Fall.
And I’ll leave you with pianist Keith Jarret playing Autumn Leaves. “The falling leaves drift by my window. The autumn leaves of red and gold…” Are you ready for Fall yet?
Image credit: Russ J. Taylor