By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fall has arrived — and along with it — all its sights, smells and tastes. Philadelphians were welcoming all three on Sunday.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem
Just as there are many different colors of changing leaves, there are a variety of reasons why so many people are fond of the fall season.
“I enjoy the weather, and spending time with the family,” said one man. “On September 21st, many years ago, is when I quit smoking. I like to when things die, I and we and others should come alive.”
“I love it,” said one woman. “I love the comfort foods associated with it.”READ MORE: Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
And the variety of comfort foods with an autumn twist seems to expand every year. Apple cider and pumpkin pies are still popular, but now there are pumpkin beers, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin donuts and even apple cider donuts.
Some say the food can wait, because they are too busy taking in the weather.
“It’s got to drop below 50 degrees before people start getting too interested in pumpkin spice,” another man said.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
The temperatures and the leaves on the trees will both be dropping in the next few weeks — but for now — you can admire those leaves instead of raking them.