Thursday, August 11, 2011
At this point of summer, we begin spotting the first clues of autumn's approach. A scattering of yellow leaves on the forest path...sunflowers and rudbeckia at the farmer's market...wild apples and elderberries ripening. Goldenrod glowing bright against fences. The first cluster of golden mushrooms on a mossy stump. The first fallen emerald acorns. It's so exciting!
On this morning's walk, Boston drank from tiny leaf-choked puddles and Kiki chased butterflies. The sun shone and the birds sang. The creek trickled lazily. I was so happy that I had brought my camera along for this little late summer adventure.
Back home here now, on the table, is a bouquet of goldenrod, sunflowers, rudbeckia, and chinese lanterns. So humble, yet so glorious! Better than any fancy garland of orchids or roses, if you ask me.
I'm wondering if there will be pumpkins at the farmer's market tomorrow....