Words and images swirl about in my head
as I savor autumn delights and colors:
full garden growth of vegetables and flowers,
luscious apples almost harvest ready.
Imagine the pies, cakes and sauces.
This long-awaited annual opulence of September
has arrived at last. Shorter days. Cool mornings.
A breeze with a slight chill in the air.
I have observed the garden growing and
the birds busy making nests and their songs.
Extravagant and awe-inspiring beauty.
Listening to the cacophony of sounds
meandering through the gardens, I marvel
at the magnitude and extravagance of nature.
I wonder how I can be so lucky. I luxuriate in the sun.
We are truly blessed. I am grateful for the harvest.