These days I feel as though I am always rushing about, attempting in vain to complete the long list of tasks awaiting my attention – racing the close of the day, or the end of the year. Now I find myself in mid-October! How did 2014 grow so old so quickly? And I am frantically tying up loose ends or beginning last-minute projects with the hope that the year will conclude productive.
As hectic as things are now, I did have the chance recently to spend a relaxing week in the mountains of the Monongahela Forest with my husband, drinking tea on the porch and watching Autumn dance in across the hills. The evocative colors of the changing leaves never fail to stir the imagination with their vivid hues. The warm sun remembers Summer; a hint of frost foreshadows Winter; and for a moment we stand between with the sweet scent of fallen leaves and the last brilliant bloom of marigolds and asters before the first hard frost. Inspiration lies in abound, and I am ready with my camera, so that when the bleak shades of snow and overcast sky dominate, I can remember the radiance of these months and create!