This is always a favorite time of mine. The day here in Sunny Texas when it gets cool enough to light a fire in our fireplace. Our fireplace isn't very heat efficient, but it is still one of my most favorite aspects of our home. It makes everything look so cozy and the wood smell is just so... I don't know.... warm. Does that make sense? Like anytime I smell wood smoke, even in the summer time when someone has cleared land and is burning, that smell just makes me think of wintertime and warmth.
Our family has lived in cooler places such as Virginia (where we first started out) and even Montana (my most favorite place on earth) where fireplaces and woodstoves are a common thing. When it is the first hint of Fall in those places, especially Montana, you will begin to smell the wood burning from peoples homes. There is just nothing like it.
We have bought our home here in Texas and are very settled in so we aren't going anywhere. But that does makes me extra glad that whoever built our house many years ago thought to put a fireplace in it.