The beginning of autumn has been lovely. Sunny days with sweet, cool tinge to the air give way to refreshing nights that seem to help the stars pop. I've always enjoyed being warm, but I think I prefer warming myself up with a cup of tea and thick sweater. Ah, Spring I miss you too. Your explosion of color to celebrate new birth. Your showers that wash the nasty grayness of winter away. But this is farewell for now. I hope to welcome your joyous blossoms soon, but for now, I think it's time for spiced hot apple cider, pumpkin carving and chili.