“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano
It is that time of year when we start to think of change in the garden. The weather shifts a bit tickling us with a nip in the air. The leaves take on a lighter green and begin to fade to yellows and reds here and there. The fall flowers come on strong, and the veg garden begins to wind down.
I can hardly begin to think about fall as I spent so little time in the garden in spring and summer. But I think the fall garden is one of the most special. It is so very rich in blessings, and what a celebration it gives before retiring for the year.
So instead of grumbling about fall coming, I want to take time to celebrate all the earth has given me in my gardens!
“The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power.” ~Northern Advocate
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves.”
~ Sara Teasdale
My autumn mantra:
And even with these bittersweet thoughts, I am honoring autumn. There is so much to look forward to. To rejoice in…so many blessings to hold on to and remember. Abundance galore! And since I spent so little time in the garden in spring and summer, I hope to sink my hands into the soil, before it freezes, to pull weeds, cut back some plants, divide and move others and see what changes I want to make in spring.
“The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.” ~ Ben Sweetland
I hope you will join in by writing a post between now and September 21st. Then leave a comment on this post with your link so I can include your link in my summary post on September 22nd.
Next up on the blog: Monday will be time to review the August Garden. And Wednesday I will have a wildlife post. I have been seeing so many incredible critters with their special stories.
All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Gardens Eye View, 2010-2014. Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.