Friday, September 01, 2006

Crickets and Crows

Suddenly it is September at Serenity Farms. We can feel it in the air and see it in the morning sky.

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The hot and heavy morning sun of summer gives way to this bright, crisp light of early day and a change in the shadows. I wrap myself in a favorite wool shawl as I make the morning coffee. In spring and summer, we fall asleep to the sound of the peepers (frogs) in the woods and are wakened by the song of robins, feeling somehow like we have overslept even at daybreak because they are so busy! Now our night song is the crickets and the morning song is the harsh scolding of the crows... "Get Up! Get Up!" Not always as welcome, except that it fits with the changing of the time.

Crickets and crows; asters and goldenrod; apples, grapes and pears; cooler nights and shorter days....Welcome Fall! My favorite time of the year.

4 comments:

Theresa said...

Once again I find myself wanting to be there with my camera! :o) Fall is my favorite season...of course if I lived by you it would probably be spring...with all the lambs!

Denise said...

It is just beautiful, Cary. I wish I were there!

I love fall too. Such a welcome relief from the hot and stuffy days of summer. And a nice time time to hunker down and prepare for winter.

Dale said...

You have no idea how many of your farm photos are on my screen saver pictures! My heart is in the country! And, me too!, fall is my favorite season by far. Thank you for sharing so much of your life, Cary. You are a blessing to me.

Shelley said...

Hi Cary, and thanks for showing interest in the Knittin' Mittens KAL! It is still open, so if any of your readers would like to join they can send me an email with the request as well!

Your farm sounds like a great place to be. As I read your post it was as though I were right there - hearing the crickets, frogs, robins, crows...I'll bookmark your blog and be back again!