Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Five Senses
Autumn brings to mind so many wonderful sights, smells and sounds. It one of my favorite seasons and it engages all five senses.
Vibrant colors make a patchwork quilt on the hills. A blanket in various shades of red, gold, orange and brown cover the arms of the maple and oak trees, who are beginning to feel a chill.
The sun is warm on my face and yet, the air is brisk. It is a reminder that colder weather is on the way. Warm sweaters feel soft on my skin.
The smell of dry and dying leaves mix with the distant smell of wood smoke.
If I pick up a leaf it crackles, crunches, and disintegrates at the touch of my fingers. Ulike the smooth and springy feel of fresh, green leaves, it is rough and sharp. As I walk through the woods, I hear the scamper of squirrels as they gather nuts for the winter. I hear the swish, swish, swish of feet through piles of browness.
Autumn brings to mind the tartness of apples and their sweetness baked into pies. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves mix together in spicy cookie goodness.
Pumpkins, gourds, mums and Indian corn displayed with brilliant colors.
I want to enjoy every moment of this autumn!