The insect chorus begins anew.
Crickets and katydids entertain.
Signals of late August as I walk through
the gardens. The glorious colors of
leaves turning adds to the surrounding
beauty of Mother Nature. Our Montauk
daisies have blossomed once more and
are a sure sign that snow is not far off.
This turning of seasons is bittersweet for
we know that the long hard winter is
upon us as the Farmer’s Almanac
informs. We savor the sights and sounds
these early Fall days and make ready
for the impending next season. Lawn still
to be mowed. Garden to be harvested. Bring
in the hoses. Cover the outdoor chairs.
Who would have it any other way?
Crockpots full of savory stews with
herbs from the garden. I, for one, love
my four seasons in Upstate New York.