The shades of autumn encroach. By M.R. Graham | November 5, 2016 - 6:00 pm |November 5, 2016 Life Stuff, Musings 4 Comments Each autumn day is growing shorter, the evening shadows are longer, and the wind mutters secrets in the cracks around closed doors. It is time to mull wine, light a candle, and remember days long past. A perfect time for a good book.