Goodbye Autumn – Almost as quickly as the 30th November became the 1st December, autumn turned into winter. It felt as though it happened so suddenly, but the warning signs were there.Last week I noticed that the frequency of leaves dropping from trees had decreased but still the colours were vibrant; the temperature had dropped and it was dark by 4pm. However it still felt like autumn and a mild autumn at that. Until last monday. It suddenly became so cold, it felt wintery. There is a chill in the air. In response the trees that were so full of colour in November now look empty and weak. The leaves on the ground are crumpled and brown instead of the reds and yellows of last week. Autumn has gone and winter is here.