It may be 80 degrees this sunny afternoon but already I am steeping in nostalgia. I am clinging to the last of the roses, saying thank you to each and good bye, allowing the adorable rose hips to finally have their time and way.
I am blowing kisses to the last hollyhock for charming the pants off me all summer, a grin coming to my face imagining the many bumblebee buttocks awash in pollen I witnessed sticking out of their pink centers.
Pining for the nasturtium even as the last of them spill across the sidewalk.
I am taking refuge in the blue borage, knowing it will not abandon me until possibly snowfall.
Taking one last look at the brilliance of the purple morning glories–
now tangled impossibly among my green tomatoes (and wondering if they will ripen).
At this time of year, oh, I take heart in the tiniest flower.
The burgeoning abundance of summer is past and soon, oh so soon, stark branches and the promise of spring will be my companions. For this is the time when our Earth in this hemisphere is settling in for the proverbial wet winter’s nap, when the energies of abundance return deep into her skirts for regeneration and renewal. We all know what this means. For even as the Earth turns cold and wet and uninviting we are naturally drawn to the warmth of our own inner flame, to quiet, to winter’s peace and of the beckoning smile of creativity. Yes. We will turn our attentions now to books, to planning, to pondering our next steps, to reflecting, to cherished memory. Perhaps we will journey out to another clime, not wanting to surrender to the natural order of things. Yet most of us will surrender to the season, embracing the coming holidays with warm ovens, open hearts and good cheer. It’s the turning of the tide. It’s the remembering who we are, a part of the Nature in which we live and create. It’s the shifting of focus that leads to balance, to insight, to learning and sharing and growing and to being alive. In the shortening days of autumn and in the darkness of winter we reflect again on what we have sown and what we will sow again.
Love and autumn blessings!
Book News: Many many thanks to all who joined me at Readers Books in lovely downtown Sonoma for my second booksigning! It was a joy to meet you and I appreciate your spending your Saturday afternoon learning about Plant Whatever Brings You Joy!
Please visit Ewa in the Garden for the loveliest of reviews of Plant Whatever Brings You Joy!
Plant Whatever Brings You Joy comes from years of early morning gardening, gathering impressions of what the natural world has to offer and sharing wisdom in a fine survey of lessons learned from gardening. From cleaning up after a storm to resisting the idea of planting more than can be cared for this links gardening to life goals and philosophy and is packed with wonderful insights perfect for gardening and new age libraries alike!”
And here, dear readers, is a short segment taken from an hour long interview I did recently on “The Career Clinic” about my new book. Clickity.
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Posted on October 11th, 2010 by Kathryn
Filed under: People at Life