September, as a month, is a bit like a classically glamourous Hollywood star. The youthful glow of summer is still present in the warm, sunny days and vivid green rolling across yards and hillsides. Yet, the tell-tale laugh lines, her longer, flowing sleeves, and the scarves at the neckline hint at time moving forward along the continuum. September embraces this season of her life, with her long shadows, vivid orange sunsets, and the vibrant purple asters, tall elegant sunflowers, the graceful sweeping burgundy and white-tufted grasses.
At this time of year I vacillate between feeling a bit melancholy, knowing the warmest days are behind us, and realizing another year is nearly over, and feeling completely awake, alive, and happy, savoring the vibrant beauty and relishing what I’ve learned about myself through the experiences of the last twelve months. [Read more…]