Once again I find myself taking cues from nature. Well, nature as portrayed in a modern neighborhood anyway.
In our neighborood in the summertime the yards are, for the most part, beautiful. (Don’t get me started on those occasional few who choose not to mow the grass and to let the weeds run rampant. That’s a tale for another day.) Saturday mornings find the yards filled with homeowners cutting grass, deadheading flowers, pruning bushes, and other tasks that make a yard look cared for. I enjoy taking walks and drives to look at what others are doing in their yards to get ideas for my own. It’s a busy time.
Around mid to late September, the activitiy begins to slow down. Leaves begin to turn and before you know it, the same yards that were perfectly kept in the summer become littered with leaves and other autumn debris. It is kind of comforting. It is a message that it’s okay to relax a bit, we don’t have to be perfect in our yard care. It’s okay to go out every week or so and rake up the leaves. It’s even okay to wait until the trees have all finished shedding their leaves before going out and tidying up the yard. In sort, it’s a time to chill out.
I’m enjoying autumn this year. Each windy blustery day is an opportunity to enjoy the blessing of a home that I love, the huge windows in my new office, an afternoon browsing in the mall, or other indoor activities like knitting!