There is just something so very special about this time of year. The Autumnal atmosphere is my all time favorite ~ what with all of the glorious colours, scenery changes, fragrances wafting throughout, it just gives that cozy comfy feeling like curling up with a warm blanket and hot cup of Cider. yum(and of course, a good stitch or two)
As with the foliage of a beautiful maple, a wind-blown birch or a tall old oak, there comes a time when a leaf or two can break away, this is so with life. On occasion, those leaves may shed earlier than later, albeit, with a lack of nurturing or gust of wind, they are swept away to yet another existence. Oh, it is true, for awhile, that open space was noticed, however; one day that old branch woke up and realized its own strength and how the if it had only known how sturdy it was without that leaf comparing the connection of the other leaves to the branch, it may not have hoped for a return visit.
The seasonal winds are blowing to and fro providing leaves, acorns, and walnuts a happy dance, all I can say is "HEADS"
Neighbours are gathering piles of leaves for a perfect landing and/or possibly filling bags for the curb, gardens are being winterized and the realization of reality begins to set in. It seems to me this season appears a little sooner than the last and with every day that passes it gives me more chance to realize how very grateful I am for everyone who is in my life, for all of the situations I have found myself in and all of the strength I have gained.
Certain seasons can bring out the best of you and those around you. Not always do those seasons fall at the same time, but just having the awareness that whoever you choose to spend your time with, there will always a common understanding and trust that even when life gets tough, you would be there for each other in a heartbeat regardless of how long it has been. I do swear that the cooler weather brings out the best in people and when honesty and loyalty are a strength, together, it brings out a warmth
It is certainly very reassuring what you observe with open eyes and what you hear as the wind whistles by when you take a long walk amongst trees in a far off forest.
There is no better time to pull on a warm sweater and slippers, light a cozy fire and favourite candle to spend time with those who bring out the best of you and allow you the joys of your life.
Maybe this explains why I feel so connected with Autumn.