A recent trip to a local antique shop made me the proud new owner of a pair of carved soapstone owls. They are simple, small, and sit beside my computer as a little reminder of these birds that I find so charming. For some reason, owls remind me of Fall. Perhaps it's their connection with the nighttime, which seems so much more prevalent these days. Or, maybe it's the brownish, orange-y tones that suit them so perfectly. Whatever it is, they make me happy and they seem just right for this season.