There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
The first touch of Autumn…
You feel it in the air as the chill tickles your skin, and every once in a while your bones rattle for a second or two.
You see the leaves are starting to drop, a bit of gold here and a little scarlet there. Soon the mountains will become a glorious speckled canvas of earth tones. The orange of pumpkins lay scattered across the fields.
You can taste it in a crisp apple as your teeth break the skin and the tart and sweet juices roll over your tongue.
You can smell it in the bales of freshly rolled hay. The sweet scent of apple orchards and vineyards waft through the rolling hills.
You can hear it in the hum of farm machinery, echoes of barking dogs, and the beating wings of the last hummingbird looking for sweet nectar.
The nights turn chilly and the mornings frosty as we break out our sweaters. The days end a little sooner as the nights fall upon us with thickened air.
Early Autumn harvests of pumpkins, apples, and grapes tantalize our senses. We are gifted with an array of color, texture, and taste…jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, apple cider and pie, fresh grapes, and wine…I say bring it on!
Yes, Fall is right around the corner.
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz