Officially, around 21st September, and this year it arrived with the precision of a Swiss watch.  But sometimes it can slip its calendar moorings, and choose another moment.  I loved this marker of Gavin Maxwell’s. 

Autumn begins for me with the first day on which the stags roar.  

And for you?  What triggers your awareness of its arrival?


Source: Gavin Maxwell, Ring of Bright Water (London: Penguin, 1974), p. 70

Photo credit: dianaparkhouse at pixabay


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