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An Abundance.

Monday, October 14, 2019

It's hard to believe it's Fall while we in the Bay Area are still enjoying warm, sunny days - although the evenings are beginning to feel a little crisp once the sun goes down. But the trees are starting to shed their summer leaves and the glow of autumn is melting through the windows.

This morning when I got up very early, it was the first time in months I had to put on the heat just to warm my home. Summer fruit has disappeared in my markets, scores of variety of apples, pears and of course pumpkins have now taken over. It is almost sweater weather but not quite yet.

Recently at my neighborhood nursery, I found clusters of burnt gold, shimmering burgundy and crisp lime green mums with their faces just beginning to open. I resisted the urge to scoop up pots of them in my arms, burying my face in their petals to breathe in their opulent colors and freshness. Then I paused – Oh my God. It’s October! Fall always comes too fast when I’m not ready to let go of summer, I mourned to myself.

But what a delicious time of year – almost my favorite in fact. It is a time when nature presents us with so many choices of beauty and bounty beyond description, gifts of radiant sparkling colors, rich textures to embellish our gates, front doors, mantels, hearths, bowls, platters, tables and fireplaces.

Fill bowls of unshelled nuts, adding color with piles of persimmons and pomegranates. Celebrate the season knee deep in nature’s beauty and bounty while you throw your arms around your treasured family and friends. Autumn and its abundance is finally here!
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    LOVE the mums. The quintessential flower, to me, of Autumn! I know, there is a little grieving process for the passing of Summer, but there are so many things I love about Autumn. Having Lilly now, I see anew all the wonders of Autumn! Crunchy leaves, crisp air, birds flying south (she is one to bark when she hears the birds).

    Don’t like putting the garden to bed, but, she needs a rest, too, I guess!

    Happy October.

    34 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Love the autumn smell of chrysanthemums and have a pot of deep burgundy ones on my kitchen table!! It was most definitely sweater weather on the golf course yesterday -- cotton turtleneck plus light weight sweater PLUS heavy cashmere shawl collar sweater on top!!
    34 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    The nights are getting chilly here in Virginia, I have the gas fires burning.
    34 days ago
  • MILPAM3
    Were it not for the many, many pre-election signs, October would be my favorite month.
    35 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Fall is putting things to bed so they will awake in the spring. That is what I will be doing this afternoon.
    35 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    God is certainly good in displaying his beautiful gifts for us,the changing of the seasons are so exciting.
    35 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    I love fall
    35 days ago
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