Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Change in the Air
It really feels like Autumn arrived last night. The temperature dropped, and this morning, I could tell that Silk was feeling the difference. Her energy level ramped up and she didn’t even want to eat grass on the way to the pasture gate. As soon as I let the horses loose, she took off in big running circles, stretching out on her own for the first time in so long. Siete wasn’t so sure, but her mama rolled up behind her and nudged her out for some play time.
Leaves are turning red and yellow, apples are ripe, and the sun is setting by suppertime. We’ve been gobbling up this year’s crop of Honey Crisps and some of us in this house are talking about what we’re going to be for Halloween this year.
After over 16 years of living in California, I am always delighted to be back on the East Coast in September. Putting on my flannel shirts and sweats to go feed the horses in the morning, I recalled that the “new year” always seems to begin after Labor Day for me. I can feel the high energy crackling, and I guess that Silk can too.