Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cooler Weather.. A Full Moon.. What More Could You Ask For

I woke up this morning to cloudy skies and a light rain outdoors.  Even at 7 am the bedroom was still dark and beckoned me to stay under the covers a bit longer.  Yet Winston would have nothing of it.  He was ready to go outdoors and greet yet another day. 

Yet when I opened the back door and felt the rush of cool air come in at me, I was glad for his persistance.  The cold front that the weathermen had been promising was actually here.  A brisk breeze blew outdoors and a light rain fell.  It was a wonderful start to another day.  Across the yard I caught sight of a young squirrel hanging around the bird feeders, obviously out for a morning snack.  This is something that I have not seen for some time.  Humingbirds raced here and there in their usual morning routine of keep away from the several feeders throughout the yard. The young frogs also were out in abundance and hopped making their way back to the pond.

I was glad that I managed to catch a glimpse of the glorious moon last night, as I doubt that the clouds will give me the same opportunity this evening when she is suppose to be full and in all her glory.  She was beautiful as usual.  As I have said before I sense Autumn in the air.  Although the tempertures hit a whopping 104 yesterday with the heat index close to 110 still I feel it coming.  And this makes me smile.

I feel myself much like nature preparing for the time to come.  I know that it is still warm outdoors yet my heart yearns to go to my kitchen and cook.  It is a time of shifting.  The harvest has come and nature begins its ritual to prepare.  Growth slows and the focus is now on storing for the winter.  Animals begin their feasting as a means to fatten up for the colder weather when food will not be as abundant.  I love this time of year.  The beauty of the colors it brings, the smells that will soon surround us, cutting and drying of herbs and seeds.  It is a tranquil time.

If by chance you have a clear sky, venture out this evening and enjoy the moon as she makes her walk across the evening sky.  Close your eyes and take a deep breath and feel all that is around you.  The seasons are changing right before our eyes, ears, and nose.  If you are still enough you will experience what I mean.  blessings

10 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Isn't it wonderful? I've been waiting so long for this. Just didn't enjoy the summer this year. We've got the same cool weather...and yesterday was the first day this summer I went to work in the rain. Just shows how dry it has been.
Mary

Wendilea said...

Beautiful post... I'll be out tonight to give thanks under the light of the full moon! Brightest blessings!

Scented Leaf said...

I'll be happy to have a clear sky tonight and to enjoy the light of full moon.

Leanne said...

Here in New Zealand we can hear & feel the change to spring. It was also a lovely cloudless night here last night too. Hoping for the same tonight.
Love Leanne

faerwillow said...

~i saw her last night only for a moment...really looking forward to spending time tonight under her light...it has been awhile...as for the change...i am getting ready mentally and preparing list of what i need and want to accomplish...apple picking on top of my list...missed it the last few years...love the hummingbird picture...may the cool breeze continue to greet you in the morning...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Celia said...

I am feeling the same way you are! We will have a cloudy night tonight.....but I'm hoping to catch a glimpse of her. I went down to the beach last night with my daughter to look at the moon.....it was a little cloudy last night too....but we had a great time. The cool air is such a welcome......I have been waiting all summer long!

Teresa said...

The moon was already so big last night, truly beautiful! The animals truly are starting to think of fall. I will be grateful for the cooler weather.

~Onreeone~ said...

I had to put on an over coat before taking the children to school this morning. But in the twenty minutes it took me to get there and back or less, it was already warming up. But, I feel it too.

intothedawn said...

It was a gorgeously cool (well, cooler) day here. And tonight there are hundreds of crickets chirping away and the moon is sailing high across the sky, her face is so clear tonight. I howled at the moon a little tonight, she is so lovely! (quietly, so as not to disturb the neighborhood!)

Avie said...

What an absolutely beautiful photograph of that hummingbird. A precious moment captured there for sure. Autumn is definitely on her way - here in England it has turned cooler over the past week and the sense of the summer abundance coming to a close is all around. Blessings.