Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn Begins

I love where I live.

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?

1 comment:

Julie said...

*Sigh* At the beach... in bathing suits.. swimming. Wishing just wishing for some orange and red and yellow leaves. :)