"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace,
as I have seen in one autumnal face."
"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
~Edwin Way Teale
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light,
with skies a deeper blue
and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled."
~ Glenn Wolf
"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."
"The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer.
Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind.
The cold shiver from an arctic blast.
Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun.
Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons.
The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon.
The Rainy Season.
Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind.
The touch of frost on glass and windowpane.
The smell of burning leaves."
~Keith C. Heidorn
"Everyone must sit and watch the leaves turn."
"The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes
from the summer cottons into its winter wools."
~ Henry Beston, Northern Farm