Ready or Not, Here Comes Fall

I took these pictures on August 22, at the end of my week as a volunteer camp counselor at a local nature center and woodland gardens. I'd been hearing about the sudden and early onset of autumn as told by the change of leaves, but it was something else entirely to see it for myself. This particular … Continue reading Ready or Not, Here Comes Fall

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The Quickening of Autumn

My absolutely favorite time of year is the arc of months between Lughnasadh and Samhain. In my part of Virginia, the bounty at the local farmer’s market has started its height and the worst heat of the summer has started to wane. Daily summer thunderstorms, so common in July, have given way to gentler periods … Continue reading The Quickening of Autumn