Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush… Van Morrison – Moondance
Man, I LOVE that song. To me it completely embodies this season –
I look forward to the change of each season but my favorite season by far is autumn. The crispness of the early morning air, the warm colors of changing leaves. Something in the array of browns, reds, coppers, and golds mixed with the lingering green of summer just sings to my heart.
Oh, and the smells – cinnamon, apple, pumpkin spice, cloves, yummy!
I look forward to the first rainfall – you know the one that washes away the last remnants of summer? I love to walk through the woods just after that rain, when the leaves have begun to fall and crunch beneath your shoes. When the fragrance of clean air, bitter, composting leaves, and the sweet damp earth wafts around you like a warm sweater.
Surely, fall is the nature Goddess in all her glory, giving us one last burst of color before she dusts the earth with the cold twinkling stillness of winter.
Welcome back my friend.
Shall we dance in the moonlight giving thanks for your return?