I waken to a cool, quiet morning. Dawn is just breaking and as I open the door to the garden, and Bruce rushes by me, I look to the East and see faint wisps of clouds.
The last day of September, - how could this beautiful month possibly have sped by so quickly, - I just see the last of the White Rabbit's tail disappearing over the hills to the West, and here he is again, advancing from the East with his gift of luck for October to those who acknowledge him....
September days fade into memory, but autumn is still with us....poignant October is really the month when the Similkameen becomes glorious with fall colours
but up in the Chilcotin the days are getting frosty
and the leaves and grasses are incredibly beautiful.
Number Two Son captures these magnificent photos
of the meadow and the country side,
ablaze with brilliant blue skies and shimmering golden shrubs and grasses.
Besides the beauty they are eternally grateful
that the Meadow was bypassed by the ferocious fires
that left so many bereft.....of homes, and trees, and forests....
Two lovely poems by Sarah Teasdale
"Lyric night of the lingering Indian Summer,
Shadowy fields that are scentless but full of singing.
Never a bird, but the passionless chant of insects,
The grasshopper's horn, and far-off, high in the maples,
The wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence
Under a moon waning and worn, broken,
Tired with summer."
"The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves,
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves.
Tomorrow we will greet sweet October who carries us through
to the sorrows of November.....
The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of
Summer and Winter
Carol Bishop Hipps
Out in the garden the Chrysanthemums are still budding,
but the Asters are glorious in the sunshine,
full of bees.
and the Sedums...
William Cowper says "Gardening imparts an organic perspective
on the passage of Time."
True - but today I am looking ahead and threading the loom....
and preparing to welcome the White Rabbit after midnight....