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Friday, November 4, 2011
To Capture the Sunlight
Florida has delivered some stellar autumn days to us so far. It is a much favored season here. Our endless hot summer has taken a much needed break.
The sun's rays coming to us now with a more gentle angle and turning the earth into a soft glow.
Beneficial flying critters of all sorts and sizes are increasingly alive with activity. As they hover and flit about the garden; the tiniest of wings highlighted in the sunshine.
I wish I could capture the essence of these days; to bottle it, to describe it, to hold onto it somehow.
Sunlight is a glorious gift.
The autumn season is unlike any other.
It's warm yet comfortable, it's bright and clear and clean but not washed out, it brushes the skin and touches the soul with the same stroke of radiance.
Being in the autumn garden to soak up the goodness of nature is one of the blessings we reap from summer's hard work.
It is the season when we notice the simplest aspects of life and thankfulness abounds.
Every color more vivid and true.
Each green leaf illuminated.
Supporting actors become stars in the sun's spotlight.
Yes, there is evidence of decline in the garden.
It is inevitable with shorter days and longer nights.
Parts of the garden withdraw in natural transition. Every bit easier to accept in the midst of autumn splendor.
Elements of the garden change continually. As I look around there is a different kind of beauty to be seen.
Lessons from the garden... learning to appreciate every facet of these seasonal changes.
Even though to hold the sun's brilliance is impossible; I am ever grateful to partake of it each moment it shines freely to brighten my world.
Happy gardening! Meems