I might be the only one in my family who awaits the coming of fall with sheer joy and excitement. I love crisper weather. I love cool nights. I even love when it gets dark earlier...makes it just cozy and wonderful to tuck into bed at eight o'clock with a book. The first of the early apples, Paula Reds, were in at my local farm stand. I couldn't resist buying a half dozen of them as they were being unpacked, slightly sweaty with moisture from the August heat meeting the cool September fruit.