Nov. 4, 2022. Late fall is a time of falling back — with our clocks, and sometimes our habits. It can feel like back-tracking. It’s harder to pull myself off the couch. My mind goes to snacks. The ever-earlier sunset brings a mild sense of dread. I know how this goes and I know what to do: increase ambient lighting with more candles and lamps, mentally reinforce my work-out commitment, and schedule some social engagements.
Also….get out there to seek the last of the colors, because surprises can be found! As nature falls back into its hibernation stage, it leaves remnants of its glory before succumbing to “the gray season.” It reminds us that rejuvenation time is necessary – for both nature and humans. That all seasons have their time. And that it’s ok, even healthy, to slow down and fall back once in awhile. Spring will come again. It always does.
See examples and captions below from recent outdoor excursions near Washington D.C.
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