9.22.2016

welcome, autumn

Clackamas River Trail, 09.18.2016

This morning marked the autumnal equinox, the balance between light and dark, the passing into a new cycle.  Our gardens are dying down.  Things are going into a period of dormancy.  We have a long stretch until we reach winter solstice on December 21st.  This is my favorite span of time every year.  Though there is a certain so-called dormancy, to me this is the time to be out in the woods, to experience wild places.  The forest feels more alive and full of magic than any other time of year in these dark, wet months, and in the winter months beyond.  I'm looking forward.

Welcome, autumn.