And once again, it is September. The other day I stood and watched the day slowly disappear. That subtle transition from day into night. I noticed how the sun sets in a different location now and much earlier as well, the quiet in nature with just the sound of crickets singing their evening song. These are the days of gathering and planning for the turn, once again, from warmth to cold, shortened days and crisp autumn air. I anticipate putting the summer décor away and pulling out the pumpkins. Time for apple picking and making all kinds of kitchen creations with them! The sweet scents wafting through the house. Saying good bye to summer is certainly bittersweet in so many ways, but embracing Autumn and all its colorful glory is exciting and rewarding!