I welcome October, the season of gold and mists, of lingering sunshine and darkening clouds, of harvest and thanksgiving. I gather my books and supply of fragrant teas, much like a squirrel puts away her acorns for the coming winter.
And yet, my heart still remembers the loveliness of September and the way the days softly transition our side of the world from summer to autumn. There is still time to feel the warmth of a summer breeze, even as the sunset brings the chill of the earth that yearns for a time of rest.
Tonight, I am saying a gentle farewell to September, with a walk through the Elizabeth Rogers Community Garden.
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