Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gather The Goodness


The humidity of summer like temperatures, and the haziness
brought on by said humidity has left us once again... for good
this time, I hope. We'll drift into Autumn daily simply because
it's October. 

        Life starts all over again 
     when it gets crisp in the fall.
                               ~ F.Scott Fitzgerald




I find much to like about each season. Even winter has its
own appeal. But October and November carry heavy 
trademarks. Cozy, colorful, crisp, golden, and glistening 
with dew conjure up in our minds wonderful vignettes of 
autumn splendor. This harvest-time heavily influences our 
tastes, and menus suddenly include casseroles and stews, 
pies of apples, pumpkin and pecans, and drinks warm
and spicy. 




What's not to like about Fall. October fills our world 
with golden warmth, not a harsh sunlit glare, but
mellow tones that draw us in, sharing nature's process
of decay, yet giving us a show of magnificent beauty. We
participate by cleaning away summer's end and begin
to gather. We light the first fire, set candles out with 
scents of cinnamon, orange, clove and vanilla. We 
put on sweaters and thick scarves and take walks to
watch the leaves fall. If you're a collector like me;
treasures of acorns, walnuts, and leaves will fill a 
wooden bowl. I'll add dried orange and apple slices, 
along with cinnamon sticks and some cloves.



          Autumn comes calling
         Message to start falling
         Leaves send a kiss
         Moments of bliss
                       ~Diana Moore

We are in the season of pumpkins, corn shocks, 
gourds and scarecrows... outside and inside we
decorate. We want to feel cozy, like being wrapped
in a warm blanket. To our homes we'll style with  
fall colors and other elements to add rustic autumn
appeal. 



We've entered into a most glorious time, as one season has
moved into another. As the days get shorter and holidays 
approach, we'll start to reflect and appreciate. Let's enjoy  
the natural moments right here and now... I think it's time 
for a walk. (insert smiles and a hug).


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