“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.” Helen Hunt Jackson
Brown, gold, shades of rust
Falling leaves bite dust at dawn
At night, barren land…
The fall is a time of shifting in our lives; a shifting of the inner and outer landscapes that fill our vision with color and promise. It is the undressing of nature’s beloved children that fascinates us; naked trees, land and flora. The temporary barrenness reminds us to cherish the periods of fecundity when they come… For everything there is a season. More below!
“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” Robert Browning
Autumn’s torn jacket
Made from branches, sticks and stones
Snares the common cold…
I’d like to imagine a fall without colds and the usual sniffles, but it is a form of cleansing for us too… Just like the earth strips herself of hue and foliage, we are stripped of the mucus that weighs us down… just a thought. What about you? What are your thoughts? Are you ready for fall/autumn? Do you rituals you perform to prepare for fall, like packing up summer gear? What attracts your attention in nature? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from Haiku Heights:The September Heights
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: As we embrace autumn and all she carries forth, rejoice in the healing that comes from/with the changing seasons.
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