I have just gotten back from an invigorating walk around my beautiful mountain after dropping the kids at school. I have a rare day off from my ‘serious’ job as a legal secretary and am soaking up our glorious autumn weather.
Even though it is the end of May – we have yet to experience any really cold weather. Normally it is freezing by this time of the year around here and we are lighting the fire every night. Instead we have been blessed with mild days, blue skies, green grass and an extended pumpkin growing season. Yippee!
The pumpkin vines have usually shriveled and died off by about now. Instead they are only now showing signs of taking a break from their prolific production. Later I’ll be roasting pumpkin for salads and soup, making pumpkin muffins (shh don’t tell the kids – they devour them in ignorant bliss) and creating as many pumpkinny pleasures I have the time and energy for.
I just love the cycles of nature. Everything in perfect order and harmony but nothing rushed. Nothing is exactly the same either. The seasons don’t punch in and out at precisely the same time each year. Yet there is a flow and a natural progression. Divine Order, I believe, can be seen at its best in nature. The beautiful colours of autumn leaves blending from green to red, orange, yellow and brown.
I just love love love those leaves for another reason – compost! They make truly gorgeous rich plant food when raked into piles and added to the compost heap along with cow poo. Have I told you that making compost is one of my all time favourite things to do? I think it must be the alchemist in me. Taking raw materials and faciltitating their transformation into something new and wonderful. Many a splendid day I have spent raking leaves, shovelling cow pats and mixing in grass cuttings. Oh joy! Well formed compost is truly another miracle of this natural world. This year the pumpkins have had the fortunate beneficiaries of my last compost creation.
Life is beautiful here. Open your window or take a walk outside – I bet life is beautiful where you are too. Take a moment to notice and appreciate it! Blessings are everywhere.
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Big Autumn Love