"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot
I know, I know - the official first day of fall is September 22. But in my mind it is, and always will be, the day after Labor Day. Can't you just feel it in the air?!
As a rule, I try to live in tune with the seasons, savoring each turn of the wheel, enjoying the cycle of the year as it unfolds. But there's a special magic in autumn, don't you think?
Crimson and ochre leaves crunching underfoot; the scent of woodsmoke from nearby farms; jeans and big, comfy sweaters; steaming mugs of hot apple cider (and pumpkin spice lattes, hehe); geese flying south, backyard squirrels gathering their store for the winter ahead; the last herb garden harvest, and the first frost....Heaven!
The dilemma of course is finding time to enjoy all the beauty in the midst of what has become the absolute busiest time of year!! The final painting stretch for the Ghoultide Gathering is here, and I'm determined to make it the best display I've ever had...If you're attending, DO stop by and introduce yourself - the best part of any show is meeting collectors and artist friends in person!!
With that, I'm off to the studio, where there are several treat boxes calling my name....
Wishing you all a very happy - albeit unofficial - first day of Autumn!!