We are having a rather lovely fall around here and though we are a bit behind on rain, we are way ahead on cool nights and sunny days. The morning chill now requires me to grab a sweater when I take my dawn tour of the garden. The last of the green tomatoes are fighting a mighty battle to ripen before the first frost. The flowers and plants in my flowerbeds look a bit ragged, as if they are ready for a well-earned rest in the months ahead.
But there is splendor of its own in the colors of these days and I am ready to trade in impatiens, geraniums and begonias for mums and pumpkins. The busy squirrels amuse me when I take the time to sit and watch the backyard. I am reminded again that the four seasons provide well-timed reminders to appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer.