Miss Read and Autumn Days

Today was a gloriously golden autumn day. Autumn has come very early this year. The leaves are changing very quickly and strolling round Leighton Moss this evening, there was a definite chill in the air.

I always read a couple of Miss Read novels at this time of year. She has the knack of capturing the beauty of the seasons and is especially adept at describing the beauties of the autumn.

"September was running true to form. It was chilly in the early morning and evening, and summer clothes were being put away, and warm woollens were donned thankfully.

But by mid-morning the early mists had usually cleared, giving way to pellucid blue skies and the particularly mellow sunshine of early autumn."