The turn of the season has inspired many of the most famous writers and poets with its beauty and mellowness-they have described it better than I ever could:

‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’ Albert Camus

‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’ L. M. Montgomery

‘I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.’ Henry David Thoreau

‘Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.’ George Eliot

‘Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.’ William Cullen Bryant

‘I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.’ Lee Maynard

‘Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable… the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street… by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.’ Hal Borland

‘Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.’ Jim Bishop

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