The Fragrance of Autumn

CaptureCoveredBridgeIf I close my eyes I can still recall the wonderful aroma of my mother’s freshly baked banana bread, wafting through every room of the house, and intermingling with the nostalgic smell of the wood burning fireplace. The scent of fried cinnamon apples and spiced cider was the signal that cooler weather had arrived.  Even handmade scarves and mittens had their own, distinct sweet smell that so richly complimented the fragrance of damp fallen leaves and the crisp air of the autumn morn. Ah, the beauty of autumn.  ~ Deborah Norris