My favorite time of year, or at least one of them. When the leaves seem to catch fire, as the air becomes crisp, not only when you breathe it in, but when it touches you as well. The smell of fire places being lit for the first time all season. Kids are heading back to school and parents are happy that they don’t have to worry about them from 8 – 3:30 At least in some states/towns. Sweaters are being brought out to be aired out, long pants, tights, boots, and long sleeved shirts. Straw hats are being replaced by those styles with flaps, or woven from wool. Soon the final harvest is complete and pumpkins are being displayed. Children (and adults) will be going out in costumes, to have fun, trick-or-treating and sharing laughs. Ah, my kind of fun and a great beginning, of a new year!