photo by Eva
Autumn for me is a bitter-sweet time of year.
On the one hand it can be a lovely time of year…the leaves changing to vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange(and the not so vibrant browns). Various berries and nuts which have the squirrels and chipmunks gathering at a feverish pace.
Farmers harvesting their final crops of corn, pumpkins, potatoes and apples.
People decorating their homes with corn stalks, pumpkins, colorful mums, bales of hay/straw and Indian corn.
The weather becoming cooler meaning we need warmer clothes and blankets at night.
The nights become darker earlier and the urge comes back to light candles again for the ambiance it offers.
Baking the treats of the season…using apples and pumpkin.
On the other hand…many of my bird friends will soon be leaving. The butterflies will be gone for the winter. My garden will become bare and brown once again.
These past few days I had been feeling out of sorts for some unexplainable reason and searching for reasons why…
Read about the full moon and how this particular one was significant for making goals and spirituality. Sounded good and definitely going to look more into it. but don’t think that was why I was out of sorts.
Thinking about the change of seasons and life in general…upcoming election in the US, general dis-ease of those around me, various drama from family members and friends…not that I have to absorb any of that drama and dis-ease…and I try not to for the most part…meditation and reiki help a lot in that respect.
I decided to take a pre-dusk walk down in my small garden…the butterfly bushes still have their fragrant purple blooms and in the early evening they are especially fragrant. Spending some time watching the various moths and bugs on the bushes and breathing in the scent always calms me down. Walking further and in the one part of my garden, actually this is my pet cemetery, there was blooming my last rose of summer. A perfect deep red bloom and totally unexpected. The fragrance was strong and musky and I kept breathing it in. Deep breaths…as if my life depended on it. And in a way, it did. This single gift of a rose saved my life today…it gave me back my peace of mind and soul. It is presently in a vase next to me and continues to give me pleasure.
May you find your last rose of summer…whatever that may be.
til next time…Eva