photo from a picnic last fall
I've been hearing talk.
"It's here" they say.
"It's coming" say others.
I didn't believe any of it.
Today I felt it.
I found myself reaching for a blanket in the early hours of the morning.
The clouds rolled in....
I looked down and saw goosebumps as I watered my garden, there was a chill in the air.
My garden--overgrown, plants heavy and sagging to the ground,
and they're reaching toward each other to hold one another up.
All day I wanted soup. And cookies. Lots of cookies.
I wanted the oven on--with smells of chocolate and cinnamon wafting through our little house.
We went for an evening bike ride tonight.
The leaves are changing on the mountain,
The trail was dotted with specks of orange and gold.
The sun set,
and it just felt......