It's apparent that many bloggers have been waiting anxiously
for the fall season, kinda like Fall TV. It started the last couple
of weeks in August. Big hints being dropped about leaves
turning yellow and feeling a chill in the air. They were ready to
move on to Autumn decorating. I'm moving a little slower.
"Ah, September! You are the doorway to
the season that awakens my soul..."
~ Peggy Toney Horton
Don't get me wrong. I'm not dreading the new season. I'm
anticipating it. The warmth and coziness, the colors of rustic
orange and red, and the foods and recipes that celebrate
home. But give me a little time. Let me ease out of summer's
beauty. Yes, the brilliance of summer colors are gone, faded
by the light changing, end-of-season natural processes.
By all the lovely tokens SEPTEMBER days
are here. With Summer's best of weather
and Autumn's best of cheer.
~Helen Hunt Jackson
Things are happening. The sights and sounds of a new
season are arriving. Have you heard the Katydids? A
prediction of sorts from those soothsayers of nature; when you
hear the sounds of the katydid, a frost will happen in about
40-49 days. That seems about right figuring our first frost date
for zone 6. And, as I walk in the reserve, I hear the chorus, and
I think about what lies ahead. I like the seasonal changes. It's
anticipation and excitement. Let me experience and feel all
that glorious transformation.
For now, it's cleanup and putting away summer's attire, it's
harvesting, it's cutting back and pulling the old and faded.
I'll keep my Zinnias and Tomatoes, they keep on giving right
now like old friends. Ron and I will grab that porch time as
much as possible, we'll bike till the cold wind puts us down,
and we'll share a glass of wine on the swing till we move in-
doors to sit in front of a fire....
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