There is a certain warmth to autumn, as it is in our own lives,
If we but take the time to look and ponder.
So I will continue to treasure this time of year with its wonderful hues,
Cool crisp air, apple cider donuts, and spectacular purple sunsets.
And I will also think of friends past and new,
As I prepare for the winter that inevitably lies ahead.
And in its bleakness foretells the promise of a new spring yet to come.