Fading Colors

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As I look out my windows, I see the fading colors in our garden spots.

I’m not ready. You read that right—I’m not ready. 

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Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay

The spring and summer blooms have kept my spirits high as I glanced from a window or stepped to our back deck. And on those days we’ve headed out in the car to whatever appointment I had, there was the front garden by our drive. Bright coneflowers, cosmos, and marigolds, and early on the blossoms of strawberries.

But it is only proper that with the season winding down and shadows growing longer, autumn is nearby. There are other colors waiting to take center stage. And with these changes come the fading of summer colors.

As Thoreau so wisely says, we must accept the changes and resign ourselves to what each change brings.

 

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink,
taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
— Henry David Thoreau

 

Featured Image by Peggy Choucair from Pixabay

5 Replies to “Fading Colors”

  1. Lovely post, Sherrey. I love the Thoreau quote and the gorgeous flowers!

    1. Jill, thanks for your support and encouragement. Love Thoreau!

  2. You and Thoreau are right – I love all the spring and summer flowers, but fall is my favorite season. Even so, it’s smart to just embrace whatever season we’re in. Great quote!

    1. Barbara, I love fall too. There’s something about the crisp air, and the changing shadows. Thanks for stopping by.

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