WEATHER AND EARTHLY PHENOMENON THESAURUS

FALL



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HELPFUL TIP:

Don’t be afraid to pair weather conditions with your setting choice to contrast or reinforce a character’s emotions. Hopelessness might be mirrored in the relentless drizzle of rain and the resulting heavy drag of one’s clothes; alternatively, this feeling can stand out in stark contrast to sunlight dancing over fresh snow. Can weather also provide symbolism, thereby enriching the reader’s experience? Think about your goal for the scene and the mood you are trying to create, and then layer your description with meaningful choices.
SIGHT:
Leaves in various shades of yellow, orange, and red
Ripe fruit and berries
Crops being harvested
Tractors working the fields to thresh grain and bale hay
Animals gathering food stores for winter
Birds migrating
Gardens being processed (root vegetables pulled up and cleaned, potatoes dug, beans and herbs picked, flower seeds collected, jams and jellies being made)
Leaves swirling or doing barrel rolls in the wind
Leaves collecting in gutters and forming drifts
Cattle being gathered up for transport on ranches
Farmers' markets and roadside stands filled with colorful local produce (pumpkins, squash, apples, pears, corn, etc.)
People dressing in warmer clothing
Skeletal trees that have lost their leaves
Grass turning yellow or brown
Fall wreaths decorating doors
People raking and bagging leaves from their lawns
Parks being carpeted with yellow leaves 
Halloween decorations (pumpkins, fake spider webs, lights, window decals)
The appearance of jerseys for football season
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SMELLS:
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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SOUNDS:
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REINFORCING A MOOD:
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SYMBOLISM:
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WEATHER NOTES:
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SCENARIOS FOR ADDING CONFLICT OR TENSION:
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