1. The word "autumn" is clearly the most elegant way to describe a season. It even sounds beautiful. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via carefulx.tumblr.com 2. One word: COLOR. It makes every lake look like an oil painting. dfbphotos / Via Flickr: dfb_photos 3. The food is supremely comforting. Like, for example, this butternut squash casserole. Jennifer / Via Flickr: sweetonveg 4. Pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. megan.chromik / Via Flickr: 17796522@N08 Pictured above: mini pumpkin whoopie pies. 5. The smell of a fresh bowl of candy corn. It's a mixture of cake and happiness. Juushika Redgrave / Via Flickr: juushika 6. Salted caramel is IN SEASON. Lee McCoy / Via Flickr: chocolatereviews 7. And caramel apples. Can't forget those. nerissa's ring / Via Flickr: 21524179@N08 8. There's something about the way rain smells in fall that is just better than spring or summer. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via laceywhispers.tumblr.com 9. And cold drizzles mean it's finally time to break out all those comfy knit sweaters you've been missing. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via zozieee.tumblr.com 10. The colors of autumn make everything look stunning, especially if it's old and worn. Forest Wander / Via Flickr: forestwander-nature-pictures 11. And there's nothing like the smell of crisp air on the open road. Ryk Neethling / Via Flickr: rykneethling 12. Come on. Look at this mountain of color! Forest Wander / Via Flickr: forestwander-nature-pictures 13. The first sip of a steamy beverage on a brisk day. Think about it. Savor it in your brain. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via foodgif.tumblr.com 14. The smell of steamed milk mixing with cinnamon in your favorite mug. Heaven. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via adriannaxoxomeow.tumblr.com 15. And the mother of all autumn smells: the pumpkin spice latte. Ashley MacKinnon MacKinnon / Via Flickr: ashleymackinnon Look at that majesty. 16. And Halloween means pumpkins with spooky faces carved into them, glowing everywhere. hanna horwarth / Via Flickr: hanna_horwarth 17. The grin on your puppy's face when they see the leaves falling around them. Amanda Bowman / Via Flickr: amandasphotographs 18. The crunch of leaves underfoot can be experienced just about everywhere. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via cheezburger.com 19. And the smell of freshly made s'mores is just better in the fall. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via fooodgasmm.tumblr.com 20. How about the first few bites of a juicy apple you LITERALLY just picked yourself? Matthew Oliphant / Via Flickr: fajalar 21. Plus it's the only time of year when riding around in a bunch of hay is socially acceptable. Darin Barry / Via Flickr: darynbarry 22. Orange hues at sunset. No other season is delivering this brilliant shade. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via laceywhispers.tumblr.com 23. The smell of simmering broth after a long afternoon in the chilly autumn air. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via foodgif.tumblr.com 24. And at the end of the day, the crackle of a roaring fire. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via whats-simple-is-true.tumblr.com Fall is the REAL season to be jolly.