I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and took great comfort, as I always do, at the sight of the cool and leafy green woods that we call a back "yard." Really, because our property is backed by a large parcel of common area (property that is owned "in common" by our homeowners' association), we really look out into a deeply wooded vista. It's wonderful.
But then I noticed a horrific sight for a lover of all things summery: a leaf -- just one -- that had begun to . . . shudder . . . turn. People, my heart dropped just the tiniest little bit.
I really don't like autumn.