Early Autumn

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Time to pay attention, to savor these days of contrast and beauty.

Fungi fruits as the day’s hours grow shorter.

Flowers and potatoes in our cauldron have only a few weeks left to flourish, maybe less, before frost comes calling.

Gorgeous vulture families decorate the skies.

Our new neighbor’s steers help me miss our own cattle a little less.

This is a time for shelling beans, putting up produce, ensuring we’ve got supplies for winter. But mostly it’s time to enjoy the loveliness around us before winter arrives with her own harsh beauty.

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of four books and served as 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. She's the editor of Braided Way: Faces & Voices of Spiritual Practice. She works as a book editor, teaches writing workshops, and maxes out her library card each week.
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5 Responses to Early Autumn

  1. Olivia says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. katechiconi says:

    One of my favourite times of the northern hemisphere year. I think Keats evokes it beautifully:

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