“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs
I have waited patiently to wake up and see the pumpkin covered in frost. I adore autumn. Bonfires are a must, with the aroma of cooking chili hurrying along to tease the unsuspecting noses of those gathered around the bonfire. Hoodies can finally come out of the closet. Animals begin growing their winter hair and the geese head south.
Halloween is just a few days off. The streets will be filled with goblins and witches seeking to fill their bags with candy. Then it won’t be long until the turkey will be sacrificed and used as the main course to fill the bellies of Thanksgiving diners.
“Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop
I had a friend tell me once, note: he hates the fall, that “fall is like the undertaker, preparing the body for burial”. I guess that is one way of looking at it. Myself, I like to take drives and admire the work of Mother Nature. My understanding is that this year the colors aren’t going to be that good due to the lack of moisture. In the fall the leaves have a chance to “wow” you like the flowers did in the spring. The squirrels begin hiding food for the winter. Drum roll followed with a Snoopy dog dance, no more grass cutting and the horseflies have left the building! Yes! Sorry. Got carried away in the moment.
It has been a long, dry, hot summer and I am ready for the snowflakes to throw themselves upon the ground until they have reached a depth of 8 inches. I will have a fire going in the wood stove with a pot of beans cooking. I will sit and watch my feathered friends eat from the bird feeders.
“October is nature’s funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life. The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming – October than May. Every green thing loves to die in bright colors.” – Henry Ward Beecher
I hope you enjoyed my words and I appreciate you taking the time to read them. Wishing everyone a Happy Fall Season! Spread the love.