“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
– Stanley Horowitz
Yesterday was the first official day of Autumn and I couldn’t be happier. Even though we Georgians probably have at least a month to go before the advent of cooler, crisper weather or the rich, stunning appearance of fall foliage, I’m anxiously anticipating the coming months.
Autumn has always been my favorite season. September meant going back to school and getting back into the hustle-and-bustle of school life (this zeal for academics usually wore off in about a month). October has always been great because of chillier weather and Halloween candy. And November is the best time of the season as the fall colors are at their most potent and Thanksgiving is in the air.
I have a lot that I’d love to say about the way that autumn makes me feel but so many great writers, poets and thinkers have already spoken so eloquently about the season. So I’ve included some more really amazing quotes about fall. Please don’t be shy about sharing your own thoughts on the glories (or the agonies, even) of autumn:
“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?
– Hal Borland
“No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.”
– John Donne
“Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for
biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
– Samuel Butler