My favorite time of the year.
You can feel the changes in the air….warm days, cooler nights, breezes that bring the scent of earth, ripe apples, and turning leaves. I love the autumn with the garden filled with orange rounds of pumpkins, the apple tree so loaded the branches have drooped, and the ability to breathe in crisp, clear air.
Autumn also brings the reminder that harvest-season is the harbinger of winter. We gather, we store, we stack tons of wood (at least that’s what it feels like to my body), and begin that shift into winter preparations.
Not only do I feel invigorated, with many tasks yet to be done, I know this is also the time of drawing inward….contemplating on what this year has meant to me, joys and regrets, lessons learned, observing the shadows, sharing a fire with friends, and storing the memories that will help me through the colder months of introspection and solitude.
May your fires burn bright, and the autumn fill you with joy.