Sure, the summer flowers may be gone, but there's still a lot to love about the forthcoming season. Here are a dozen uplifting observations about the fall.
"There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees - as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again." Ruth Ahmed
"The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground." Andrea Gibson
"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." Lauren Destefano
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." Stanley Horowitz
"Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves." Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
"It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it." Diana Gabaldon
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow." Dan Millman
"I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers." Leif Enger
"October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn!" Rainbow Rowell
"Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him." Hal Borland
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." F. Scott Fitzgerald
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