The Air Smells Like Falling Leaves—-Thursday, October 25, 2018

Although I love summer best, my heart leaps into my breast with flares of joy for spring and then once more for the bright lovely days of Autumn

Autumn to me is more than a dying time, or a song sorrow, or a lament to the Old Gods

Its a time of remembering—as the leaves fall down on the weary ground and the plants close up for another year

The sky seems to [also] brighten into strong colors even more so than the brilliant summer skies

The air is not full of the smell of green growing things and thirsty soil like it is in Spring

Nor is it full of the spices and floral scents of summer

But it is full of the smell of leaves turning yellow and falling, drifting toward the earth where we mere mortals tread.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

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20 thoughts on “The Air Smells Like Falling Leaves—-Thursday, October 25, 2018

  1. You evoke Autumn so beautifully, Linda. There is always such a sense of wonder in your posts. I read every one, even though I don’t always comment. Thank you.

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  2. Silver maple makes the best aroma of autumn! They are not native here, and are actually quite rare; but I know how they smell this time of year. They are the epitome of autumn, even if they are not colorful like other maples. Apricot foliage in the Santa Clara Valley and redwood foliage in the Santa Cruz Mountains above is what I know about autumn, but I think in a perfect autumn climate like Vermont, autumn would smell like silver maple.

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