Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to Spring.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn
a mosaic of them all.
~Stanley Horowitz

Maybe I am politically incorrect, but we are enjoying an "Indian summer" with unusually warm weather. Still lots of harvesting going on but I have planted my winter garden and I'm already nibbling on the shoots coming up!!

The leaves are taking their own sweet time turning. Then as if tired of the morphing--just drop colorless to the ground. They get swept up quickly with the mower.

I grew up in Michigan and the fall was extremely colorful and meant intensive manual labor raking, then jumping into the big pile. Which then there was more raking and piles. Harvest time we would have to help my mom pick assorted fruits and vegetables. We would sit and shell the peas or beans and share jokes and stories or play 20 questions. Blueberries were my favorite fruit to pick. The berries were as big as quarters and I would hang my bucket around my neck and milk the vines, pausing to pop handfuls into my mouth. Sweet memories.

Seasons change and life moves on.
Breathe deep and be mindful of the moment.


Cowgirl said...

This is a lovely blog. Autumn is such a nice time. I love the bounty from your garden! Such colorful health-in-a- bowl.

We had our first 'real' frost last night and it has been cold in that way that signifies 'snow' is imminent. But we are tightening up the MO-bile and sealing the cracks & crevices and staying toasty for now. Really want that wood stove like you guys have!

Still lots of leaves on the trees but they have gotten the word.

Okay, cheers for now and enjoy your 'first nation's summer'....xo your cuz

Anonymous said...

Thom really likes the pretty peppers but he is a Blog Lurker not a Blog Commenter...