Does autumn fill you with energy and cheer,
or do you resist it with every leaf that falls?
For us, it is a landslide of harvest, returning to the office,
and trying to notice all the changes happening outdoors.
Autumn has always felt like 'real life' to me. Change is undeniable, and it sometimes happens overnight this time of year. One sharp frost and all the greens are reduced to puddles of goo. Another one, and the root vegetables take on a sweetness they didn't have under the summer sun. A couple more, and it's all over - the garden turns inward and hunkers down for another winter.
Despite the fact that autumn
is often cast as a harbinger
of death and endings,
autumn always reminds
me that 'life goes on.'
There's too much work to do, too many colors to marvel over,
and too much food to eat to become melancholy over it.
*Thanks to Mathieu Basille for the birthday photo.