Magazine article Sunset

A Celebration of Autumn

Magazine article Sunset

A Celebration of Autumn

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Depending on where you live in the West, you might have noticed the crispness in the air, the turning of the leaves, the earlier sundowns signifying that fall is here. And most of us are bidding good riddance to a sweltering summer that followed quickly on the heels of a cool and rainy spring, It was a summer when most tomatoes failed to ripen until mid-- August, a summer when roses, hampered by spring dampness, immediately blossomed and faded.

So, more than in most years, we're looking forward to the equanimity of the fall. Vacation frenzy is a thing of the past. We now anticipate enjoying the fruits of the harvest, the pleasure that comes from getting back to honest work, and the promise of holidays to come.

The first of the season's holidays is, of course, Halloween. In this issue, we give readers some creative and lively ideas for celebrating the day. Since the holiday falls on a Saturday, there will be more parties than usual, which is why we thought a "boo! fete" would be fun (page 90). …

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