"Summer has ended all too quickly,
and some of the leaves on the trees have already started to burn with the colors of fall.
Fall colors.... so bright and intense and beautiful.
It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color,
to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. "
~Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.