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Losing the light. | by Michelle Schamis
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Losing the light.

Are you sitting on a park bench somewhere sipping a hot pumpkin latte?

Eating an apple cider donut?

All while wearing your warm boots..

Oh yes …fall is really here.

If you went by the marketing of what September 26th should feel like rather then what it is,

the your public display would ahem get some looks.

Today, the temp is currently in the 90s..with humidity.

Pumpkins are everywhere and everything is flavored with spice.

Close your eyes as you enter any grocery store and you are inundated with pine cones that smell like

cinnamon,nutmeg, and brown sugar..

You better like it til October 30th..

Weather has a way of doing what it wants and doesn’t square with what the farmer’s almanac always says..

We do have deciduous trees and we are losing the light of the day.

One thing is sure, leaves are dropping and turning their display of brightness into one last gasp before they fall.

Last week the sunlight was equal to the daylight..

Days are getting shorter and eventually we will have our first frost.

The growing season has now become harvest season.

I’ve let my sunflowers which were bright and upright slowly angle their necks down

towards the ground and get pecked at from hungry birds looking for their seeds.

The yard is a mess but still alive.

Tired but bountiful and feeding hummingbirds, bees, and monarch butterflies.

I don’t dare keep a clean house outside.

Mother nature will come together eventually and the garden will be covered in quiet ..cold white drifts of snow.

I’ll eventually wear my warm boots and get a latte.

Even collect the pine cones but I’ll skip the artificial cinnamon smell.

No need to control whats outside these days.

Winter will slumber in and most likely the stores will be selling bathing suits instead of blankets..

One can only hope by that time it will get warm again.

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Taken on September 26, 2017