Yesterday as Sandy’s storm began to fade I went out to the garden to take some pictures. Last Saturday was a brilliant, warm fall day but in 48 hours we’ve moved into winter. Or November at any rate. Sandy blew October into 2013 and pulled the dormant, dreaming season in behind her. It was a dramatic presentation of a yearly change that is always expected but nevertheless catches us by surprise every year.
Thanks, October. You were great, as always. And welcome November. You’re the best at helping us to appreciate evergreens, root vegetables or warm soups, and pumpkin pies. November is a gateway to both rest and expectancy. The seasons are unstoppable, never stagnant, and this one has blown in with a hurricane.