Thursday, October 11, 2012
Autumn has come to northeastern New York. Although we have not had a frost yet, we expect it soon. Last weekend was the time to bring in the last of our garden – lovely leaf lettuce and armfuls of fragrant rosemary and sage. I sat on the deck enjoying the last warm rays of the day, listening to the echoing honks of the geese far overhead on their way south. They are amazing creatures and harbingers of the other amazing changes all around me – from the bounty of the summer garden that would now go dormant to the brilliant leaves that were falling all around. Will I make the changes that I need to (in terms of healthy eating and exercise) ? Or will I find myself in this very same spot next year,- sitting on the deck, enjoying the end of a beautiful autumn afternoon, at the same weight, with the same concerns that I have now? Will I respond to the reminder from those geese and really change this time. I have the urge to make those changes - feels like I must do it now. I hope that I can do it – and that you can, too.