The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August,
and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair
amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many….
September is dressing herself in showy dahlias
and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias.
October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount
of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes