I hear ya, Amy! Unfortunately, here in Florida, autumn is still months away and palm fronds don't turn lovely shades of red, yellow and orange!
What a wonderful quote from Eliot, it fits to the picture very well!
I know a pretty young thing born in autumn...I think you would love her! Kindred spirits and all that jazz...Hugs~
Each season has its own exquisite beauty! One of my favourite poems is John Keats' Ode To Autumn. Here, we are welcoming an early Spring!