This week autumn has stimulated me more than anything else. There is a definite chill in the air. The rooms in my home look that much paler. I walked down the road dressed in a heavy coat . I noticed the turn in the trees. Copper leaves rippled overhead. I could smell the smoke from the first fires of the season. I lit one myself and felt the warmth of it emanating from the belly of my home. This is an emotive time of year and as it plunges deeper into the dark winter I know that I will grow more and more excited.