Sometimes in the dead of winter, I wish Autumn would last longer. For years I lived in northern California, where I would drive around the Bay Area looking for trees that had leaves that would turn colors. Once I found them, I discovered that the temperate climate kept these leaves on the trees well into December.
Living on the East Coast, Fall colors go quickly. Leaves drop in a matter of weeks if not days. Numerically Autumn is not shorter than the other seasons, but at times it seems so.