It is such a season of hyperbole. How can we consider autumn without expressing its beauty in extremes? Well, I guess it's my turn. Living in a northeast fall is like existing inside an immense, living kaleidoscope, with all the colors and every shade thereof surrounding you. As if that weren't enough, the very dynamic nature of this time is mind-boggling. Again, using the kaleidoscope analogy, with each turn (each day?) something changes, continually altering our perception.
Thank goodness for recent rains which have alleviated fire danger for now and it’s great to see the Sawkill with water in it again. A striking thing about this year’s change to Fall is how very sudden it has been. Most years the warmth more gradually recedes, letting us all get progressively used to the advent of the cold. Not this year! One day (September 22, on the Autumnal Equinox, I believe) it was mild, then the very next day the weather turned cool and has stayed that w