Spring time is best known for renewal and regrowth. Out with the cold, wet winter and in with flower seedlings, a cleaner, more organized home and visions of brighter, cheerier days ahead. And while all that may be true, autumn happens to have an allure all its own. In our pantries, watermelon and blueberries are replaced with pumpkin and apples. In our dresser drawers, bathing suits and shorts and replaced with chunky, knit sweaters and handsome scarves. During our free time, lounging on the porch with a glass of lemonade is replaced with snuggling up inside with some hot cider. Many people see autumn as the season that leads into winter. But we like to look at autumn as a unique beauty of its own. And, though winter surely will follow, let’s remember to stop and smell the flowers – – or leaves, as it were – of autumn first.