|Curious seal at the float homes in Victoria|
|on our hike to Elk falls|
And, though this brilliant autumn has been blessing and dazzling us with splashes of luminous oranges, yellows, reds and golds, I am immune to its charms. The proliferation of deciduous trees that makes this season so stunning is exactly that which creates the skeletal, barren canvas of winter hibernation to come.
And as we head into the time of inner reflection and reckoning I wonder what transformations will occur before we burst forth into the renewal of spring.
The one small consolation that in about 20 months I will be return to the home of my heart and spirit serves as a beacon to warm the cold winter months to come.
|view from Mount Washington|