The cooler weather that signals fall's approach brought billows of fog to Iron Acres yesterday morning. The dew on this cobweb testifies that fall's friend, winter, will not be far behind.
On the way home from work, I spied busy farmers mowing fields and gathering in the last cutting of hay.
A neighbor's farm is experiencing an explosion in the poultry population. Mother hens are gathering their newly hatched chicks underneath them in barn and barnyard.
Honeybees and bumble bees are buzzing 'round the goldenrod, gathering nectar and pollen for winter food.
All too soon the blue sky will be robed in winter gray.
So I too am gathering...memories of precious Sprittles on sunny beaches, brilliant butterflies on flowering Texas sage, summer warmth and green, family times together. I'm wrapping them all in lavender wands to pull out on the bleak days ahead to remind me... of the spring to come.