At last a crispness has filled the air, the tension from the heat has broken and you can almost feel the Earth sigh in relief.
I took a stroll yesterday and was swept up by the whirl-wind of falling leaves surrounding me. Autumn is a time of harvest and preparation, traditionally preparing and preserving food to last through the winter until once again the weather breaks and spring appears once more; more than that though autumn is a time of transformation - as the caterpillars shed their familiar forms to turn into a cocoon filled with pieces and parts - morphing, changing - to emerge anew as a butterfly; as the trees understand when the time comes to let go of things that no longer serve them; it is a time to reflect and let those things in your life fall away while you work towards becoming your best most true self.
Allow yourself this time.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.