As I look out my bedroom window over at the farm, I see a gorgeous start to Autumn.
White moths flutter and dance over the still-growing alfalfa despite the cold nights.
Beyond, the corn is golden with just a speckle of green here and there.
In the distant tree line, a red maple is already a blazing burnish.
The clear, blue sky is streaked with wisps of clouds in a liquid pattern.
I hear my husband just outside the window chatting with and instructing a boy from church who is helping him cut firewood.
I look forward to hermiting again.
Autumn starts with a cold, too. Daughter has a cold and the rest of us feel one threatening. I've been bumping up vitamin intake and including teas, echinacea, grapefruit seed extract, and an elderberry syrup I made from my own elderberries into our daily supplementation.
How begins your Autumn?