Close your eyes, clear your mind and breathe in the crisp, cool autumn air. It is that time of the year again: the colors are every hue of red, yellow and orange and the leaves are all around. While there may be a lot of school work and impending finals, it is nice to take a break and enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives. There is something beautiful about the leaves blowing in the wind, creating a fall wonderland. With the short fall season in New Jersey, it almost seems that the season always gets overlooked by summer and winter.
However, fall is alive and well at Seton Hall and the students are fortunate to have many beautiful trees on campus that have changed color, even despite the recent snow storm that wrecked several trees. It is the perfect time to sit on a bench and relax after a stressful day.
“I enjoy looking at the leaves when the sun hits the leaves,” junior Elizabeth Parr said. “It makes them look golden.”
Seton Hall is also lucky to be so close to South Mountain Reservation, an ideal place to experience leaves at their finest. Just off of South Orange Avenue there is such easy access to walk around the trails and look at the leaves. The reservation allows everyone to witness the different types of leaves in all various colors.
There is something magical about the leaves in the fall. Walking through the leaves on the ground and hearing them crunch under your feet, brings back memories of when we were children running and jumping in leaf piles, not minding if bits of leaves got in our hair and stuck to our clothes.
“I like driving through the leaves that are blowing around,” senior Victoria Leatherwood said. “It’s pretty.”
Catherine Chidiac can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.