I remember autumn bon fires in the back garden (yard) in Brooklyn, NY. For safety, my brother made them in a big steele drum. No need for fire permits or safety and environmental laws in those days; just fun and fresh, autumn evening air.
"I feel like the only reason I have any friends at all is because I'm always careful not to say something totally dumb, and if I blow it just one time, then that's it." -Barbara Kingslover, The Bean Trees
Finland, northern lights in memory of my friend, Autumn. She studied in Finland and said this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. then her daughter was born and she named her Rory, after the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.