As Autumn’s flush fades to grey Winter, we relish each hour of her company.
Breath swirls and cheeks blush against the brisk air.
Each day, we play at the feet of our gallant oak as he discards his finery, unfurling a brittle blanket that we harvest in piles and pails for weeks on end.
And as I reflect on finding love, wedding, and giving birth against the brilliant canvas of Autumns past, I am warmed.
She is my favorite season.
She whispers grace to me.
Apple Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 cup egg whites
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. “