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Dear Annie: Saying goodbye to summer


Dear readers: Today marks the first day of a new season and one of my favorites: fall. As we say so long to summer and swap our bathing suits for sweaters, we look forward to new and exciting memories to come – from back-to-school activities to tricks or treats, from football games to sculpture of pumpkins and lots of cider apples.

Here are some of my favorite quotes to ring in the fall:

“Winter is an engraving, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” –Stanley Horowitz

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had saved all year for the grand finale. –Lauren Destefano

“I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” — LM Montgomery

“Love the trees until their leaves drop, then encourage them to try again next year.” –Chad Sugg

“I can feel autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet shiver of pumpkin and the crisp leaves scorched by the sun. –Ann Drake

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” –Jim Bishop

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and meaningful about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” –Joe L. Wheeler

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on their only chance to fly away. — Delia Owens

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens the apples, the other turns them into cider. –Jane Hirshfield

“Trees are about to show us how nice it is to let dead things go.” — Unknown

“I remember it as we always remember the days of October, cloudless, maple-scented, the air golden and so clean it quivers.” –Leif Enger

“Autumn…the last most beautiful smile of the year.” –William Cullen Bryant

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a farewell to summer.” — Unknown

“It was one of those days you sometimes get tired of in the fall when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and there’s an invigorating flavor in the air that sends the blood racing through the veins. ” — PG Wodehouse

“I loved fall, the one season of the year that God seemed to put there just for its beauty.” –Lee Maynard

“It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” –Diana Gabaldon

“I love autumn, this melancholy season that suits memories so well. When the trees have lost their leaves, when the sky at sunset still retains the russet hue that fills the parched grass with gold, it is sweet to see the fires that burned within you until recently extinguished for good. –Gustave Flaubert

“It was one of those perfect English autumn days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” — PD James

I wish everyone a happy start to autumn!

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