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I saw it yesterday, the magic of Autumn.
The glint of yellow-gold in the leafy greens nudging its way forward as if to shout, “It’s time dear brothers, follow me!”
Soon, his brothers will join him and their transformation will be rapid, magical and absolute.
Autumn is by far my favourite season. I adore the cooler winds, a chance to recover from unflinching heat. Evergreens that stretch to the clouds rain down their cones for gathering. Crabapples of the brightest red beckon me to make jelly and summer whites fade away in order to make way for woolly scarves and plaids.
The magic sounds of Autumn are everywhere. They’re in the crispy crunch of leaves, the howling winds, the excited chatter of children racing to their first day of a new school year.
I feel magic in my bones during Fall. As the pages of August close, the door to September begins to beckon me to nest. Like chipmunks gathering nuts for their winter siesta, I too feel the desire to dive into new classes, marvel in the beautiful colours of Fall, make rhubarb pie, pull on my coziest old cashmere sweater, plan a bountiful October harvest meal to share.
The magic tastes of Autumn are distinct. Pie dough and peach preserves that were abandoned to make way for fruit kebobs and frozen margarita’s will make their reappearance. Delicious drinks to warm chilly bones; lavender earl grey, and bulletproof coffee await.
Autumn magic is apparent in the smells of cinnamon, cardamom, and pumpkin spice. Earthy aromas from the last-cut grasses, and soils prepared for Autumn bulbs linger and replace the scent of salvia and geraniums that stood proudly in flower beds.
But the best Autumn magic is in the feeling. As a teacher, September means renewal, fresh starts and marvelling in the growth of both nature and humanity. Summer is lovely, but Fall is inviting, intoxicating, an enchantress that opens wide it’s short but richly deserving bounty.
For me, this Fall will bring a new baby into the family and send another baby to College. I will sail the Atlantic, join a new photography club, bake bread for my sons, experiment with new teas and sort through old memory boxes. The magic of Autumn is at hand and I want to dance in it’s glory.
What about YOU? How do you celebrate Autumn’s magical return? Be sure to leave a comment below and also remember to check out the other articles in this month’s blog hop!