Thursday, September 11, 2008

Autumn Arriving Soon

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
                                                             - Edwin Teale

Autumn seems to have arrived here, even if the calendar says otherwise. We generally have our first cold snap during the fair, but this year it has been rather cool all week, with Monday being downright chilly.

I really appreciate the changing seasons. I like that marking of time as the seasons come and go.

Today when I pulled into the driveway I was looking at these flowers on the side of my sun porch. I can't take any credit for them, the birds planted those lovely white flowers. I did put in some morning glories, and a few pop up every year, which I love.

I realized today that it won't be long before these plants are gone. One night it will get too cold for them to survive and they'll be done with. It seems they've only been blooming a few days - at least in profusion. I could do with a bit of an extended blooming season. But, alas, Mother Nature did not seek my counsel. So, best to enjoy them while I can.

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