Fall is in the air…
I love October! It is my birth month, it is the month of my first date with my soul mate, it is the month I married my soul mate and the month when our long-awaited granddaughter was born.
I always look forward to this time of cool mornings, warm afternoons and harvest moons.
It is particularly welcome this year because of the brutal heat and drought of summer. Even though we are still in a drought we have had a little bit of rain in the last month and the triple digit temperatures have left. I am looking forward to calving season even though we only have ten head of first calf heifers now. Every afternoon the Monarch butterflies drift lazily around the yard looking for a little bit of nectar. The Jackbean is in bloom thanks to the diligence of my sweet husband’s watering through the long hot days, so it is the favored place for the butterflies to rest and it is near the porch so we can watch them easily.
It is so peaceful here, unlike so many other places in the world. We are thankful for the rest from all the ‘bad news’ we hear about, just by going outside, hearing the birds, feeling the sun, watching a hawk soar so easily on the thermals high above. It is hard to understand why there is so much turmoil when so much tranquility is there for the taking.
I am choosing to spend this season relishing the blessings we have and making hay while sun is shining….having a Scarlet O’Hara kind of day.
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