One of my absolute favourites too!
I sensed you, as one of the bloggers I follow, would love ND... we are of one Spirit, I think :)
What a beautiful song. I have a Nick Drake album but this song is new to me - thank you for introducing me to it! I think Nick Drake sounds like Autumn somehow.
I was SO going to say just that, but I couldn't find the words... I think it's the hint of melancholy in the melody - it always puts me in mind of misty mornings, the smell of woodsmoke, the chill in the air that is Autumn :)