cool air and soft pinks fill the horizon,
as birds awaken us to the day.
Light drops of rain welcomed,
after the fiery heat of a dry summer.
The leaves on our favorite tree
turn from vibrant green to a warm gold.
The season of autumn begins.
School supplies purchased,
children return to their studies.
Lazy hours at the lake replaced by
and steaming soups in the kitchen.
Fall arrives with intentions
hearth and home.
Vacations are done for now,
short sleeves turn into long
as we welcome the new season.
Bittersweet yet beautiful,
the summer heat
simmers instead of burns.
Thoughts of knitting,
and gratitude fill the imagination.
As the season changes,
we express love to the summer for its many gifts
and move into
the season of harvest and gratitude.
I raise my glass of tea,
to the season of summer, thank you.
To the season of autumn, welcome.