Saturday, August 30, 2008

seasonal thoughts

It’s about this time of year when I start longing for the less busy days of fall and winter. Not that I actually look forward at this time to the cold months ahead, (brrrrr) but just the slowing down part. In fact, despite being (what feels like) confined to my kitchen daily with canning in progress, I am acutely aware of how quickly summer is coming to an end. It seems to sadden me a little, unlike in the past when I used to be anxious for fall to arrive in all her splendor and crispness and to see summer come to a close. Now I think it just makes me more aware of just how quickly time passes and how soon these blue sky days of songbirds and sunshine, of open windows and sultry breezes will be gone. But soon the panorama of color, of burgundy and amber leaves ushering in the season of slowing down will lighten the loss of summer. Change is inevitable. We appreciate what is, release the old as the seasons pass, welcome the new, adapt and trust all is as it should be. Each cycle of nature, each season of life brings its gifts. How can we not help but appreciate the perfection of it all?

5 comments:

  1. What a pretty post.

    I love Fall. It is my favorite season.

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  2. I love the changing seasons too. Although it saddens me to see garden season end , but I guess we need that rest/break from it. You summed it up beautifully.
    Happy Labor Day , hope it's Blessed for you.

    ~ Blessings ~
    JoyceAnn

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  3. Carolyn - I love Fall, too. I used to loathe the heat of summer but I find I appreciate the beauty of summer so much more these days because it is so transient.

    Joyceann - Thank you, I hope you had a blessed day, also.

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  4. These are my thoughts exactly! (as I just picked & processed the last of my corn today, tomorrow on to MORE tomatoes, beans, beets etc) I almost wish for a frost...so my attachment to the kitchen & stove would be done...almost!
    I am going to miss the open windows allowing the sounds and breezes in too.
    You've put this changing of times beautifully!

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  5. cowboys wife - thanks! The end of my canning and being attached to my stove is near and while I am thankful for the abundance, I am glad it's about over, too!

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