"Such days of autumnal decline hold a strange mystery which adds to the gravity of all our moods."
~Charles Nodier, Smarra: &Trilby
Leaves As Flowers
I always feel a bit melancholy when I see a tree begin to go bare. I swear, just a week ago that tree was glowing with bright yellow leaves, so bright and delicious, you almost could imagine the leaves were actually lemon drops. But now it is only reminding me that autumn will once again end, and take the colors with it. And really, almost nothing makes me sadder.