If you would seek Lady Autumn, you must tackle the quest with tenacity. Her Ladyship will not show her brilliant colors in places that are easy for you to attain. Slow treks over rocks and steep slopes may well be the order of the day. And you may be left with bruised legs, bruised bum and bruised ego at the end of that day.
If you would seek Lady Autumn, you must practice patience. Her Ladyship is not to be rushed. She will sample the many garments and baubles in her wardrobe over days and weeks before she achieves perfection in her raiment.
You must be willing to wait for her; she arrives in her own time. But when she does, what a show she puts on!
Fear not. If you are willing of heart, even you, O Couch Potato, may find some lingering tokens of her presence.
Coming up: Hawk Mountain