The smell of fallen leaves and freshly picked apples. Grandma takes the summer’s dried flower tea to market. Autumn marks the end of something beautiful, and at the same time, the beginning of something else, unknown and even more beautiful. The ancient Latvians survived the dark season by knitting the morning star into their mittens to symbolise the victory of light over darkness. Present day Latvians make candles with mint, juniper and rose aromas encased in clay pots. Rough but endearing because they still carry the potter’s fingerprints. When the candle burns out, you will be able to drink peppermint tea from the pot. And wait for the big beginning.