The days are undeniably shorter, but surprisingly warm. The brief moments after work and before darkness falls have become moments to cherish. I often take the long road home. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy Cedar Lake trail. The setting sun warms my face, blindingly, and casts a warm glow through the tall grasses, bending in the breeze. The trees are ablaze, fleetingly so, but that is what makes it so special. Within the week the leaves will fall and we will start preparing for winter together.