I have been ignoring the changing colors, the dropping pine needles and leaves scattering, and then piling themselves up around the base of trees.
While walking the dog however I was caught by a scent. I sniffed, and then sniffed again.
*sigh* The scent of things turning, leaves decomposing, the mustiness of things winding down. This made me finally realize that it really becoming autumn and that it wasn't just August in a different dress.
I won't be quitting my garden come fall and even winter if I can avoid it. Things can still grow then, but yes, things are beginning to slow and I will be hunkering down, focusing on garden learning, writing, crafts and houseplants to sustain me.
For some reason autumn makes me think of a great song from a Cincinnati band I grew up listening to: Over-the-Rhine. They have a song called, "Falling (Death of a Tree)" that is beautiful and fitting for how I feel. Karin Bergquist's voice has an unearthly quality so give it a listen.here.
The lyrics can be found on the last track of their album, Eve, if you so wish to check it out..