Ah, Autumn!

photo (277)…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842

Sweet Remembrances

CaptureOldBarnAutumnHaving entered the autumn season of my life, I often sit in thoughtful solitude as golden memories drift through my mind like colorful falling leaves driven by a brisk wind.  I ponder each and every one, drawn into the glorious fragrance of sweet remembrances.  There is comfort in the simple things, a calm in the knowledge that everything will change.  Having lived long enough to more fully understand the circle of life, the seasons now bring a certain kind of hope.  ~Deborah L. Norris