Autumn Calls Us to Past and Present

| 10/30/2015 1:54:00 PM

Connie MooreSometimes autumn decides to paint an individual portrait wherein she calls us to aid her. She stirs within us a desire to blend her colors with our memories on the palette of time.

fall landscape with windmill

So, we go back to a place in our past. Perhaps it’s a road or an old house; perhaps our childhood hometown. Autumn provides the outline. We brush in the sights, sounds and aromas.

old road with lone tree

Hills are filled with smoky autumn morning air as we revisit Jackson, Ohio. Childhood home of my mother and her grandparents, there is much the same; much changed. Autumn begs us not to be disillusioned, but to only enjoy the moment.

Wild purple asters fade into roadside fence rows. Reddish-orange poison ivy leaves are brush-stroked into the woods. As we stand on the ridge that once was Mother’s path to school and home, autumn’s cool sunshine touches goldenrod in the fields. From up here autumn has laid a soft pastel yellow and brown gauze over hill tops. She has cleared the sky to a pristine winter-is-coming blue.

11/1/2015 9:09:57 AM

Connie, fall has finally hit Nebraska as well. It was slow in coming into its colorful landscape but finially it has arrived. The Temperature is still in the 70s which is unusual for this time of the year. Fall crops of peas and greens are loving the cool nights and warm days but all too soon the warm days of fall will be gone and the winter chill will be in the air. Past memories of fall and all that fall brings are a great way to spend time over a spiced apple cider. ***** Have a great fall season.

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