Gold and crimson autumn with her abundant treasures! Ripened days of departed summer. A sweet and smiling season telling of accomplished tasks and victories won. Days of maturity and mellowness. The brilliant colors of summer have given place to more somber tints. It is the time of softening lights, lengthening shades, variegated woods, lovely landscapes, and tranquil skies.

Earth, sky, and sea are transformed into new beauty, all nature joins in a conspiracy of rest, peace, and contentment, and at the close of the day the sun goes down in royal splendor of purple and gold. Queenly autumn, in her many-colored robe, speaks eloquently of life, opportunity, growth, maturity, and transition.

Cover Image: Johannes Plenio