“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple...”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
September First! That means we can start talking about fall now, right? I can burn some pumpkin candles and watch football and make chili now, right? Without hesitation, autumn is my favorite time of year to shop...to eat...to frolic in the leaves...to sip warm beverages. There is something about the slowed pace after a busy summer and the cooling temperatures that triggers my creativity and delights my sweater-loving sensibilities.