The summer wind has blown past and the umbrella skies of cobalt blue, the emerald flashes of the hummingbirds, and the bright yellow blossoms of the sunflowers are no more. Autumn winds will now blow through my corner of the Concord River, bringing with them shorter days, chilly nights, and whispers of memories for Summer 2018.
Sing it, Frank.
The Autumnal Equinox for 2018 occurred, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at 9:45 PM on Saturday, September 22. That makes today, September 23, the first full day of autumn. The blossoms will wither and the leaves will fall as nature prepares for her winter slumber. Before I bid farewell to Persephone as she returns to her husband Hades in the Underworld, allow me to celebrate the summer wind.
We saw rare Super Blue Blood Moon, say that five times fast, on July 27.
The herons enjoyed a warm afternoon of frolicking along the water’s edge.
The hummingbirds dazzled with their jeweled tones.
Remember when my ducks were being stalked by the snapping turtle?
And who can forget little ducky? :(
… and the ducks… Well, they did what they do best–ran around my yard and ate cracked corn.
Yup, it’s been a great summer. Hot, humid days; hot, humid nights–all in all, a great season.
Oh, and I published my third novel. (Available at Amazon in e-book and paperback formats–shameless plug.)
Here’s wishing you a blessed harvest in the coming months.
Blessed Mabon :}