I know this is a late posting on a Thursday, but I have a good reason. Autumn should never be ignored.
Today I left the city behind for a few hours to revel in the warm gold, red, and orange leaves of fall decorating the hills of the Virginia countryside. Cows were grazing and calves romped in the fields. An overcast sky was streaked with dramatic dark blue-gray clouds. I could have driven forever so this view would never end.
But oh, when I turned off the highway onto the country road where I had a close up of this spectacular foliage! This was where I had a front row seat to watch the chilly breezes blow over the leaves and send them fluttering to the ground. With each gentle wind, I felt a peace settle over me as the road meandered past rolling fields and farms.
Meander – what a perfect word for today. To wander, roam and drift not just physically, but mentally. As I meandered, I breathed out the clutter of my mind, letting everything go to make way for collecting all the fall colors in my imagination, gathering them together to decorate the rolling hills of my memory.
© Lynn Wyvill 2011