Our Accountability Tip this weeks focus on Fall the prelude to winter. The abundance of fruits, vegetables and long days are coming to an end. Our focus now is redirected to Fall planning, resting, replenishment and year-end tasks. For the Midwest, time falls back an hour, so plan to adjust to a more calmer and slower pace as winter approaches.
Autumn is my favorite season. Everything about this time appeals to my senses. The vibrant colors of red, orange, yellow and gold abound. The air is cool and crisp in the morning yet comfortable during the day. There is an earthiness that you smell as well as the lingering scent of fall fruit trees, pumpkins, gourds and spiced cider. We have moved on from the hot days of summer and their warmth will become far and in between. Harvest time is in full swing and yielding its bounty for us to store; as sadly fresh off the vine ripe tomatoes will be only a memory.
While; this times marks an end to an abundance of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, it is time for earth to prepare to take her rest and replenish for the next season. This is marked by the fall equinox. It is a time to celebrate all the good that has come from the earth. In the Midwest it is a time to lovingly prepare our gardens and yards to sleep while creatively trying to eke out the most from them before winter.
Families are settling back into more familiar routines. Children are back to school with schedules and school events to attend. We just went through the preparations for homecoming and being the host site for pictures. Baseball is winding down, football is ramping up and basketball and hockey are in the wings. All I can say is; “Fall you gotta love it.” Rest, well we are still waiting for it.
Looking for a reason to celebrate; take the time today to enjoy the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Choose this time to let something go or take something on. But most of all take time to breathe in the moment. Bask in the days and weeks ahead as our days grow shorter and you nestle down for winter.
Much love, Many blessings