Sunday, October 7, 2007
None of us should be surprised that summer is over; after all we are starting into the second week of October. The signs of autumn are everywhere; the low hanging, wet clouds, gusts of wind, and the brilliant reds, golds, and yellows emerging from trees that were once decked in green.
It's just that we transitioned so fast this year; by mid September the chill was in the air, earlier than I ever remember. My favorite stand of red trees described in a post dated 18 September, is now losing leaves with the slightest breeze. The bare branches will come next. There will be plenty of other gorgeous trees to watch over the coming weeks. The mystery unfolds slowly and this year I am determined to savor the beauty.