autumn: pumpkins & apple pies
Although winter’s the calmest time of the year with its blankets of fluffy snow, autumn is my favorite part of the year. The weather cools. The wind chills. Foliage starts with its beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The airs smells of pumpkins and apple pies. Halloween is mere days away and we wait eagerly for the lost souls to walk the face of the earth.
In all, this might simply be the most Pagan time of the year, but it’s simply beautiful as vegetation dies off — death yet not barrenness. The beauty of nature in this time of the year surely reminds me of the presence of God (Lectio Divina) — as much Pagan as Christian.