As winter quickly approaches my corner of the world, I am tenderly going through my own wintering, and have been through most of the fall season already. Usually Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year, but this year it quickly passed me by while I was in my own first trimester pregnancy slumber, sleeping many hours of the day, wrestling with keeping my body nourished and functioning for weeks. Luckily I haven't missed it all with our abnormally warm season. The trees are still beautiful hues of red, orange and brown tones, and we have only had one extremely light freeze, nothing to write home about, so the leaves are so tenderly staying put for the time being. I'm so grateful that as I'm waking from my own slumber of being immersed in a foreign world for the past two months, that I still get to enjoy the simple pleasure of watching the season shift.
Although after being in such a slumber, and feeling my energy begin to return, I feel myself saddened that the next season actually is winter, and not spring. As I feel myself returning like a spring bud in its early stages, I am yearning for that sunshine on my back, to dip my toes into the river water, to slough off these layers of bulky sweaters and sweatpants I have been adorning myself in for weeks on end. I'm wishing the season would match my own personal season. But as we know, that is not how it goes. So, I am finding little ways I can redirect my attention to honor the current shift in nature, and bring that back within myself. To continue to honor my own budding season in other ways, and also enjoy the cold that is coming my way.
I haven't put up my seasonal tree just yet, and as I'm writing this, I'm realizing maybe Ive been stalling on a subconscious level. I think today I will make it my goal to decorate my tree with all my family heirloom trinkets and twinkle lights to invite the season into my home space. After all, it will be done and over before I know it in just a few weeks. I will break out the hot cocoa, continue enjoying snuggled up cuddles on the couch, and find the balance between the sweet slow growing of my baby and belly, and the new found energy that is returning to me.
These beautiful items photographed here lovingly reminded me of the beauty of this season, so I gathered them up together and created a little space for them, to simply enjoy their presence...
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