I turn my face to the east to welcome this Autumn morning.
The shimmering, sparkling green gold of the palm tree out my window.
The throaty croak of the raven watching over the neighborhood.
The fresh touch of the first cleansing winds of fall.
The castenet rattle of sycamore’s brown leaves.
The scold of the greedy squirrel in the tangerine tree.
The welcoming wave of the winds in the trees.
The fresh fall colours starting in the liquidambers.
The calmness of a quiet morning.
The blessing of a warm cat’s cuddle in the first chill of the season.
I welcome autumn with its fire and colour. I welcome the coming sleep of the trees. I welcome the harvest. I welcome a time of reflection and thanks. I welcome Autumn.