Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How is it October?

Every day the world keeps turning, spinning on its axis, traveling around the sun. 

Never is it more evident than when seasons begin to change. Same too with that monthly flip of the calendar. Last week with that flip to October and seeing the holiday decorations appear at school, it hit me harder than usual. In pondering the reason, it's probably because of the settling into school and the lingering of pandemic lifestyles. We've lived a lot outside, and the fall where I live is shaping up beautifully, but those outdoor experiences are starting to feel numbered. 

But, the comment in my image above struck me: autumn is the season that us that shows us that change can be beautiful.  We often get stuck in the quagmire of fear and the vulnerability or discomfort that is associated with change. But it is with this seasonal shift that we can take notice of the bounty:
  • Scampering squirrels, tucking away their treasure trove of nutty treats.
  • The color blast of reds, yellows, oranges, and browns adorning our trees.
  • The changing temperatures, still warming us under the sun, but refreshing breezes that tame the day.
  • The crispness in the air that are a welcome relief to summertime humidity.
  • The warmth of flannel, fleece, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, jeans, and snuggling under blankets.
  • Fireside chats by backyard bonfires with warm beverages.
  • Migratory birds making way overhead, squawking as they head to warmer territories.
  • Apples and pumpkins, cocoa and hot chocolate, flavors and colors that have been missing for the year.
  • Festivals that crop up that have us basking in it all.
Given the wealth that surrounds, it's time to soak all of the sights and sounds of the season while we have it! 

Image created using my photo of the school decor that greeted me this week, created at

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