So far this month has been one of many contrasts! The great autumn colors of the trees have seemed especially brilliant outside our windows this year. Some days have been wonderfully warm and sunny, perfect for time outdoors hiking on a mountain trail or raking the falling leaves. While on other days the temperatures have plunged below freezing, as if warning us to prepare for the coming winter!
The area farms display an abundance of pumpkins, gourds, and varieties of squashand apples to take home and find the recipes for fall dishes, such as traditional pumpkin pie, baked butternut squash, apple crisp, and pumpkin soup. It is an inspiration to the eyes of an artist, as well as to the resident chef.
As the month of October ends, I am reminded of how life just does not stay constant but is always changing and transitioning into new phases.
Sometimes I am ready, sometimes not, but nature just outside my window is always there… quietly reminding me.