“…. Farewell to summer;
for autumn make way,
With this celebration
We call Labor Day.”
~ Nancy Hughes, poet
from poem Summer’s End
The seasons are changing once again, and the shift has happened recently with America’s celebration of the long Labor Day holiday.
There are several of these times that come throughout the year, that give us the space for a pause to reflect.
Reflections. A time to mirror what’s going on in our lives. A time to take stock, and change, or stay the same. It’s all a choice, and we have free will.
A time to take long drives down old country roads, away from the hustle and bustle of interstates and big city streets. To immerse one’s self in the beauty of the countryside and Nature’s song.
It’s a happy time for the body and soul’s rejuvination, and the time for the harvest.
The changes in the seasons bring new opportunities. Change brings the ending of one thing and the beginning of another. It is a constant theme in our lives here on Earth.
To everything there is a season…..
A time to revel in the moonlight, and catch the sun’s rays before the Earth’s axis starts to turn again.
Enjoying the times spent with our families and friends, and savoring the quiet moments, too.
Time for reflections. A time to go within and feel the rhythm of the Earth. Amen.
Featured image, “Summer Afternoon Drive, Greens Creek”, fine art photography by Teri Leigh Teed.