yay it's autumn! these days are my favourite...when it's about 10 degrees and the sun is blazing. there was a heavy mist the morning, hanging about the fields like a blanket 3 feet off the ground. the smell is that brackish smell of leaves dying on the trees and melding into soil on the floor. but these on my table i saved. saved for their colour and shape. maybe if all leaves turned into coloured maple leaves in the autumn, more would end up as table decorations and less as food for the soil.