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The mystery of autumn

By Bob Stickley

There is something absolutely spellbinding and leaves one wondering, where did all of this beauty come from.

It’s called autumn, and of course, God created it all.

This is the time of year I love most of all the seasons. We have warm days and they are very tolerable. Then we have the cool nights that create the heavy dew that lies on the earth as we awaken each morning and have to run the windshield wipers all the way to work.

This is one part I don’t enjoy that much.

The day skies are an incredible shade of blue. It’s the season to listen to the honking of those Canadian geese as they fly over our homes moving to where its warmer for them for the winter.

The squirrels are so much fun to watch as they look for nuts and then bury them so they have food for the winter. It amazes me how they remember where they buried them.

But they are so smart, they do remember.

Then come the pumpkins as Halloween displays and children begin to look for that perfect costume for trick-or-treating.

The moonlit skies are so beautiful this time of year with just enough chills to need a jacket if you are out at night.

And then of course, there is football season.

If you enjoy sports as I do, you certainly look forward to Friday and Saturday football games.

Inside our homes we finally turn off the air conditioner and see a short break in our high-energy bills.

The leaves on the trees put on a dazzling display of gold and scarlet and some gorgeous reds just before they shed from our trees for the winter ahead.

They remind me of a beautiful painting. Something in the brisk air touches my skin with a brief caress and reminds me that autumn has arrived.

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