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Just like that…

Golden leaves abandon trees in droves.

Darkness emerges in the late afternoon.

Birds wave as they fly to warmer climates.

Gardens smile wearily as they snuggle in.

The blood moon reminds us that it is autumn.

Just like that…

Twinkle lights adorn neighborhood bushes.

Squirrels enjoy the bounty of worn jack-o-lanterns.

Out comes Mom’s recipe for the best turkey ever.

The search for matching mittens commences.

A light snow reminds us that winter is coming.



Betsy Hayhow Hemming

Betsy Hayhow Hemming is an author and leadership coach. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction.