Leaves and grasses collect in the shallows of the pond. I like to bend down and look into such places. If I’m lucky, I might see a school of minnows.
This week we had some wind, some rain and a few patches of frost. September is a month filled with change. Just as the summer flowers start fading away, the trees start to dazzle our eyes with their red, orange and yellow leaves. It is an amazing time of year.
The weather forecast is hinting that there might be some cold days later this week. That’s no problem for me. I recently finished knitting my new wool sweater. And I’m excited to wear my sweater outside for the first time. I think a nice long walk on the trails at the nature center would be the perfect test drive for my new sweater.
The sugar maple tree in my yard is the first tree in the neighborhood to turn color. I was a bit surprised this week when I saw so many yellow leaves near the top of the tree. All the other trees in town are still green. So here is a sneak preview of the upcoming color season.
This time of year makes me think of new beginnings. Schools are open again and the season of fall sports has started. There is change in the air. Cool mornings will soon return. I feel the urge to try new things. Who knows what I will find at the top of the stairs.