12" x 16"
WELCOME TO FALL!!
The weather in New York has been incredibly fall-like --- warm, pleasant days, blue skies, and cool crisp evenings.
Leaf color is changing slowly here - but already the berries are formed and turning colors, seedpods are drying and the reds of sumac are showing themselves. I picked some bittersweet for our table- yellowed berried and golden leaves. By morning, the pods had opened to reveal bright red capsules.
Mom has had a good week and it's been a joy to spend time with her doing the things my sisters do daily for her care. I had a couple of days to visit with my sisters - and that too was marvelous.
The time, though, always flies, and it will be good to get home again and resume my life there. With loved ones scattered across the country, though, it often feels like bits of my heart are left here and there and only truly united when all of us can all be together.
Used to be when I was younger and more foolish, I wished for things ... but now, older and I hope more wise, I wish for TIME -- the only thing we can't save, borrow, or hang onto.
It truly makes that saying 'Live each day to its fullest' even more urgent.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Orange Leaves of Fall
12" x 16"