“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Autumn is a magical time at our farm. Gentle showers soak the ground during the night, and in the morning thick mist wraps itself around the mountains.
As the sun burns the mist away to reveal the wide blue sky, fragile spiderwebs sparkle with dewdrops bright as diamonds.
Everything feels fresh, and lush with promise.
I fill myself up on the kindness and verdant energy of nature.
Up in the orchard, I hear a commotion. It’s Eric, the very shy Echidna. Every morning he comes out to nuzzle through the soft soil, and the cattle egrets wait for the worms he disturbs.
Today he’s been joined by a girlfriend. Love is in the air…