My sister and husband on a recent trip to the Blue Mountains.

Autumn and winter.  The colors, the quiet, the cold.  These are my seasons. Up in the Blue Mountains, it feels like a hush has fallen as the cauldron of earth alchemy quietly brews.  As we move deeper into the dark season, I find myself spending a portion of each day in still silence, open and attuned to the cauldron's magic.  

I've mentioned it before, but I can't express how good Emergence Magazine is. If you haven't read it, set aside a few hours because once you start you will want to read everything available.   A beautiful essay is Dwelling on Earth by Jay Griffiths.  You can listen to it (read by the author) or read it in long form on their website here.  
by mlekoshi