Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The days are shorter.
The nights are cooler.
The apples redden
and the corn is sweet.
The roses are regrouping for a final autumn show.
The sunflowers take centre stage
and the blood quickens as September relieves us of August's heavy heat.
A heart warming visit today with one of Husband's favourite nieces and her husband. A time of memories, quick exchanges of family activities over the last year whilst enjoying lunch, - remembrances of Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and youthful times, - lots of little quirks and happy anecdotes. Tales of travels as they enjoy the 'golden years' of retirement, before journeys are a chore, rather than a joy.
Life is good, - the days are crisp and invigorating, and the eyes search diligently for the first signs of fall's alchemy.
A magical time in the valley as nature prepares to make a glorious spectacle of herself before retiring beneath winter's white coverlet.