It was a glorious weekend to be at the cabin. The fall colors were brilliant, the air crisp and clean and the company unbeatable. At a farmer’s market with my daughter, granddaughter and grand-puppy, I reveled in the colorful abundance of onions, potatoes, carrots, apples and more piled high around us, while marking the blessing it is to enjoy both moments and seasons with the ones we love.
I was struck by the sense of community that permeated the market, as local growers offered the fruits of their labors, and savvy shoppers perused the nutritious bounty. With such a wealth of freshly harvested produce, fall is a season full of simple healthy eating options — what a great time to cook and eat together.
Spring, summer, fall, winter — so unfailing and so universal, though our experience of them varies with the locale. As each year has its seasons, so do our lives. Considering the expansion and nearness of our family, the ability to pursue ideas and endeavors, and the shear bounty of life in general, this must be my autumn.
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22