“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution


It seems like just yesterday it was March and
I was arriving back home from my driving adventure to Colorado.
Life, back then, was still normal-ish (but not for long!)

Here we are... knee deep in October and everything autumn,
and for the life of me... I am not sure how we arrived here
at such lightening speed.

I would have thought that this convoluted year of 2020 with 
all of its trials and tribulations would have passed painfully slow...
but- not the case!

I cannot say that I am sad to see October.
It sits at the top of my seasonal rankings.
I love the dark, cold, quiet mornings...

the clouds...

and the sights and sounds of Mother Earth as she sheds her
summer finery and slips into a cozy, restful time.

We bid adieu to the last of Summer's blossoms,

as insects complete their seasonal life-cycles.

The world once again morphs into a uniquely different phase
and we are blessed to witness the change.
Each autumn, the purple Beauty Berry bush heralds the start of October...
and it's always a welcomed sight!

Much might go un-noticed unless one keeps a watchful eye.
Unexpected visitors can be found in the most common places...
and easily missed if not careful!

Stick bugs fascinate me with their perfect...

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