For me the year is once again becoming exciting. I enjoy a few summer days but can't wait for that first smell of autumn. It is already in the air. It is a deep, rich, orange smell of beech leaves and the first hints of the air feeling cold when you take a deep breathe. It's like having a good friend return. Soon the ground will rustle and crunch as leaves carpet the new year and I will feel creative again, looking at the world afresh.