Wednesday, 30 September 2015
As September slips off the calendar . . .
It seems to me that the last day of September is a milestone . . . it truly brings to my mind the fact that summer is gone. Once today has passed . . . there will be no mistaking it . . . you can hang on to summer no more . . .
Like dry leaves that scatter in the wind . . . it's quite simply gone, like the Swallows . . . and the fieldfares and the redwings have arrived from more northern climes . . . to grace us once more with their presence.
Ladders still stand against trees in the orchard . . . . the pickers are still busy with the harvest, and the wind is full of leaves . . . dancing and whirling about the laneways and streets, the smell of woodsmoke in the air . . .
Autumn has well and truly arrived . . . without the blowing of trumpets, or any fan fare at all, it is here, with it's blood moon high in the clear crisp night sky . . . a glowing moondog halo surrounds it, ice crystals in the cirrus . . . winter is coming . . . she waits in the queue . . .
but for now, we dance to the tune of an autumn wind, still tinged with the vestigial warmth of late summer days . . . with crimson vine and fading rose . . .
Mist covers the valleys and there is a sharp tang in the morning air confirming what has already been discovered . . . the golden days of autumn have arrived . . .
My heart is inclined to say . . . this is the best time of all . . . this time of fruit and falling leaf . . . blue smoke and pearly haze. A time of peace and fulfillment.
Just my thoughts on this morning, the last of September, 2015 . . .
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
What is the meaning of life and of living.
The joy and the torment,
the taking, the giving . . .
Love is the answer, the power and the glory.
Life without love is a meaningless story . . .
In the Kitchen today, a very autumnal side . . . Turnip and Carrot Dish. So good.
I wish for you joy and peace and golden hours on this the last day of September. Don't forget!
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And I do too!!