(Progressive Farmer image by Bruce Mitton, October 1974)

I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.
Ann Drake

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
Jim Bishop

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
John Donne

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
Edwin Way Teale

A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.
Judith A. Lindberg

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 8:22 (KJV)

If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.
Victoria Erickson

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

Autumn repays the earth the leaves which summer lent it.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Every blade in the field--every leaf in the forest--lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up. It is the pastime of a full quarter of the year. Dead trees--sere leaves--dried grass and herbs--are not these a good part of our life? And what is that pride of our autumnal scenery but the hectic flush--the sallow and cadaverous countenance of vegetation--its painted throes--with the November air for canvas.
Henry David Thoreau

I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.
Leo Tolstoy

I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.

Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Proverbs 6:8 (KJV)