Thursday, November 12, 2015

On Being Baby Bear

 If you asked, I'd tell you....
I am a middle-of-the road kind of girl...
I avoid extremes.


I am definitely the Baby Bear that Goldilocks gravitates toward.
So, when it comes to times of the year,
I am happiest when it's "not too hot" and "not too cold"!


That's why Autumn and Spring make me sing.
That's not to say that I don't love all the seasons...I do.
And I love living in a part of the country where the seasons are so pronounced.


It's just that I would love to have a little more of Autumn and Spring.
Call me greedy, but...
it seems more and more each year that these seasons that speak to me of "moderation"...
have become nothing but a quick transition between the extremes.


It was just yesterday, it seems, that I was snapping pictures of magnificent foliage...
and now the trees are barren.
Our world is now faded and tonal...
like a photograph left too long in the sun...
greys and browns are the backdrop for everyday life...
replacing the vibrancy that Summer left behind and Autumn improved upon.


Dear Autumn, why is it that you intoxicate me with your splendor... 
only to pack it up and sneak off with it in the middle of the night?
Ah well, tis time for the land to rest...
a well deserved slumber awaits known as winter.


I will quell my desire for color with other pleasures for now...
the crunch of dry leaves beneath my feet, the smell of woodsmoke in the air,
the sound of geese as they migrate to warmer climes,
longer evenings spent with my love...

I will wrap myself in the warmth of wool and peacefully await the arrival of those
future days when ("not too hot or cold") my world is once again alive with a rainbow of colors.

6 comments:

Missy George said...

Beautifully said. I'm with you. Have a good day. Xxoo

Lynne said...

The joy I guess of living in a place of Four Seasons . . .
Wonder what it is like for those who don't have that experience . . .
And how fast it all changes . . . from leafed trees to muted and barren . . .
Something to like about it all . . .

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes and why does winter get to be six months long all by itself? Each season should be 3 months long, no more, no less. I'm with you!

Kathy said...

Oh, yes. I agree about the seasons. We moved to North Carolina for that very reason two years ago. We have three solid months of each season. Yes, only three months of winter but cold during those 3 and a little snow. Growing seasons are long as well. I'm on my way out to rake a few leaves and it will be 73 today and sunny. Love your blog, Bev. And by the way do miss our farm severely. We are looking to get a few chickens soon.

NanaDiana said...

I am with you- Give me autumn weather every day of the year! Yes- I am a dreamer! xo Diana

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Beverly,
What a beautiful post... Love your words...
Here in my little part of the world we do not see seasons.. Have always wanted to live where I could watch the seasons change.. Although last night the temp went down to 32 degrees... Can you believe it? Last week we were in the 90's and 70 in the evenings.. Big change..

Thank you for visiting.. I love reading your comment.. It is really enjoyable, and interesting for me to know what others see in a painting... Thank you so much.
blessings,
Penny

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