The weather has been unseasonably warm in the Great Lakes region this past week. Still, I am beginning to think about autumn. Soon the leaves will change color, the fall weather plants like cabbage and carrots and beets will mature. And then the pumpkins and winter squash will ripen. So much orange, brown and dark green fills the landscape and I made a necklace to remind myself of the season. I call it the Jackie after a friend that loved this time of year.