|My last look at the beautiful morning glories before|
Jack Frost's visit. It was time to say good-bye. Deborah Moon Moen
What a glorious garden this year on Little Utah Farm. We heard that Jack Frost was to visit by morning and that meant saying good-bye. I drove up the pasture road and paused to bask in the beauty of my vibrant garden.
|What a glorious garden we had on Little Utah Farm|
I smiled at the bright colorful zinnias, the lovely faces of the morning glories climbing up the arbors, the soon to blossom cosmos and bachelor buttons, the thriving red clover, and the stately row of sunflowers with their heads bowed to the east.
The garden continued to thrive and enjoy life even up to Jack's visit. Then the garden let go gracefully and now exists in my memory. It is quite a shock to see it happen so quickly. But my heart was ready for it as I did take time to relish and appreciate my moments in my garden.
|Jack Frost visited the garden.|
Next came the task of dismantling the garden. I released the grip of the vining morning glories that grew up the trellis and the fence, pulled up the wild sunflowers, dug up the red potatoes and cut the herbs that survived the frost such as rosemary, oregano, sage, and thyme.
Autumn is in full force. Nearly all the leaves have been blown by strong winds that whistled and whined through the wires and bare branches. The orb weaver cat spiders, which came to visit us this year, transitioned in the cold leaving their beautiful webs. The grasses in the pasture began to brown and the leaves that fell from Grandmother Apple Tree were chopped up and placed in a pile by the corn field to mulch the roses, silver lace vine, and the soil before winter.
Though I believe in everlasting life, our life here on earth is not forever. I am determined to enjoy it.
Appreciate every day by being conscious and aware of the earth beneath your feet, the colors, sounds and the emotions thoughts and feelings that swell from that.
Rushing and wondering where the "time" went does not feel good to me anymore. I want to connect to that awareness which is timeless and true. All it takes is to stop and look around and take a few deep breaths to turn time into a doorway for appreciation.
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Until next time, here is a favorite quote to ponder by John Muir,
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”