Mother Nature puts on the best show this time of year as massive oaks and graceful old maples don their seasonal finery, and the colors brighten and deepen week to week. We’ve filled the pages of our October issue with a vivid spectrum of this showcase—from our annual Porches and Pumpkins feature to rich-hued floral displays and seasonally inspired tablescapes aplenty. There’s something about the spirit of fall that beckons us to gather amid the comforts of home, so invite those near and dear for a feminine alfresco brunch or an enchanting fireside supper—both brimming with robust menus that take advantage of autumn’s bounty. Experience the season’s splendor all around our region, and journey with us to Tennessee for a storied mansion and a pet rescue retreat in the backyard of Emmylou Harris, then in Alabama, tour a rustic lakefront getaway as well as an aptly designed historic bungalow. As the South gleams with the golden resplendence of the changing air, bask in the beauty of it captured throughout this issue.