And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
Is it really the end of October 2020? Since I have been outdoors most of the last 7 days I suppose I shouldn’t even be questioning that. It just seems, well, fast in getting here.
I started writting this post almost 2 weeks ago and then things got a little out of control. The weather changed from warm to colder and then snow! Wow, I lost track of setting at home and had to get out. That old thinking of I was missing out on Autumn hit me fast. I’ve been on the move ever since.
I have made trips out to nearby places every day since. I now have the great urge to get out hiking, exploring and just enjoying this fleeting great time of the year.
I have been fortunate to have a little extra time off from my “real job” this past week and this coming week. Trips to a nearby lake searching out old back roads into areas of woodlands, water, and the fast changing colors of the landscape.
The next 5-7 days will be filled with the same. Maybe a bit further in my travels. There is still plenty of Autumn out there I’m sure of it. I just need to find it, and find it quick. I am assuming the next couple weeks will seeing much of it blow away in the winds.
This time of year is always a new expereince each day. Waking up and wondering what is in store for today. It is exciting and challenging.
New projects have been in the works, but the most important things are still the same. Enjoy today and be grateful for the opportunities that present.
Hope everyone is well and has at least a bit of time in nature this past month. It really is the medicine that heals all aliments. Both physical and mental.
Notice that Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. -Fredrich Nietzche
Across the calm waters the pelicans gathered quietly and enjoyed their colorful surroundings.
-Perry Lake, Jefferson County, Kansas.