Do you remember
when you were a child
and catching those first falling acorns
was such an exciting moment?
Sitting in the park the other day
my grandson and I were overjoyed to see the first acorns fall!
Balancing them on our noses, without laughing,
and looking up at the brilliant blue of the sky!
The first autumn leaf landed among my asters
and children had decorated a young tree with colourful pom-poms
in the yard of the local community centre.
This summer has been changeable and moody and unpredictable
rather like a child leaving childhood
and moving towards adolescence.
I love the autumn
the cooler days
the clear skies
I love living in a country with seasons
even if they don't quite know how to behave!
What's your favourite time of the year?