Not really a vignette today but our inimitable host, Anna at Flutter and Hum, is quite forgiving of rule breaking. On Monday, on a walk through the park, I noticed the first few maple leaves had started wearing their warm fall colors, just a few, mind you, most foliage is still fully green. As luck would have it there were some on the ground. While I intend to join Loree in raging against the dying of the light and remain in a bit of denial about summer coming to an official end at the autumnal equinox in just two weeks, I'm also a fan of autumn's riot of warm colors, sounds, feelings, and special aromas.
I've already started drinking pumpkin spice flavored coffee, an abomination in the eyes of many coffee purists. While corn and peaches are still plentiful at the local produce stands, apples, pumpkins and gourds are also beginning to make an appearance. It's a time of gathering in and preparation. I can almost smell the fragrance of bulbs waiting to be planted. Who can resist those little promises of a spring that waits to be?
Ready or not, autumn is arriving soon in a garden near you unless you live in the southern hemisphere where spring is imminent. (Lucky you!) So here's to the festival of autumn and all that goes with it!