Though the best of Autumn’s colour has drifted into a golden carpet by now, there is still much colour to be found if one looks closely. For example, this rose bush just off the balcony displays a quiet splotch of red and green. Don’t those thorns look like cats’ claws?
Nature takes her time, and I think we sometimes try to rush the seasons as if Autumn were some sort of Purgatory between Summer and Winter. Cold and rainy one day, and warm and sunny with summery temperatures the next, it’s not much wonder, I guess. I don’t know how many times I’ve overheard someone say, “I wish it would just get cold and stay that way…it’s November, after all.” Instead, why not accept these glorious days of sun and shirt-sleeve temps as a lovely gift from Nature and embrace them as such. There is no doubt: winter will be here soon enough.