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Monday, September 7, 2009


As we move into Autumn, the greenhouses and orchards are making ready for the fullness of the harvest.

We visited an orchard over the weekend and the bounty of the fall harvest is becoming more and more obvious. Soon the trees will move from the early green apples to the full reds of the Autumn apple harvest in this part of the Midwest. This is a time that I always look forward to ...a time of the aromas of apple butter boiling in large black pots and the early tinges of crisp Autumn air replacing the Midwest humidity. That time has not yet come here to Indiana but the keepers and growers of the apple orchards are preparing...Late September to Mid October will be here before we know it.

Autumn for me has always been a time of reflection as Spring is a time of anticipation. The continuing cycle of changing seasons always invigorates me but at the same time always reminds me of the short time here on earth that we have to play out our dreams and hopes for the future...a future that seems to be less sure and secure with each generation. Let's hope our grandchildren will still be able to experience the reflections and anticipations of the cycle of the seasons as we do.

Dan

14 comments:

septembermom said...

I like feeling the need to reinvent myself at each season change. Nature knows that we need to revise, rework and recreate ourselves. Maybe I'll actually follow Nature's lead this time. I hope to pursue new interests soon. Now I have to figure out what I want to do :) The photos are of course terrific, Dan!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...your teaching right? I signed up for substitute teaching English and French but have had no calls yet.

Dan

DawnTreader said...

I love the picture of the greenhouse. You can almost hear things growing in there...

In Swedish we have a word for "nursery" that literally would translate "plant school".

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I have often wondered where the term "Nursery" came from. I never could put the word with the meaning. Now I can! Also you had a great post on languages and music.

Dan

Kelly said...

...my son, Matty (14), said the other day, "Mom, I think my generation will be able to save nature, but we have a lot of work to do." I hope others of his generation feel the same. I feel just like you.....autumn is reflective...
Lovely photos....love the orchard.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Kelly...I am trying to put my finger on why Autumn brings this "looking back" or reassessment of ones direction out in people but it seems to be.

Dan

DawnTreader said...

I wrote a post about this kind of feeling too back in mid August.
I associate it with school start. But that in turn I suppose had its origin in the change of seasons...
http://islandofvoices.blogspot.com/2009/08/spirit-of-change-and-order.html

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader great post on your blog and it only shows that these feelings of changing seasons are universal.

Dan

Sunny said...

I love Autumn, in fact I just did a post about it.
What a magnificent greenhouse. It reminds me of the kind you see in England.
I always enjoy your postings.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny, Autumn is my favorite Season...the colors are beautiful and a photographers heaven! I am sure it is a sight to behold in New England!

Dan

::She Poet:: said...

I think, in general, as the time changes and the days become shorter for us who experience this transitional phase of Fall to Winter, our mood becomes less carefree and more introspective. I agree with Septembermom about pursuing other interests and spicing up life a little. We only get one so why not make the most of it!

Dan Felstead said...

Pura...I agree with the both of you...now all three of us has to step out and make it happen!

Dan

Anna said...

As much I complain, I life fall too. These are again amazing art works. Anna :)

Dan Felstead said...

Ann...I don't hear you complaining??? I usually really look forward to Autumn and I am this year as well but I must say with the mild Summer we had...the cooler temps aren't as enticing as they have been in past Summers.

Dan