I sincerely apologized that it took this long for my welcome, but I am very glad that you are here. I must admit, though, that I have been denying your arrival. Ashamedly, I began liking summer. You see it’s not that I like summer more than you, but there are a few summer things that I miss.
I don’t really want to stay inside and I don’t know if I want to wear coats yet
But you do mean a lot to me. I want you to know I really love apple cider and hot chocolate and coffee and tea. These warm drinks warm my soul, and are best enjoyed while you are here. I really like sweaters as well. And scarves. I love your cool, crisp weather. Have I mentioned the beautiful colors that you bring to the trees? I love when I start to notice the change, dearest autumn. Each leaf is a work of art.
Autumn, never leave me. Please, stay here forever.