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Artist's Almanac: September 2013
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'Tis only the brightness of light hideth Thee
September 22nd, right on
schedule, things change. Summer's clouds, boiling up from
earth's heat into the atmosphere to become thunderstorms, cease.
Angry stratocumulus morphs into fluffy cumulus, drifting slow as
sheep over an azure pasture. Rain comes now, not a violent
storm, but a sodden gray day moving with a cool front. Lighting
bugs disappear: katydids go silent. Summer ends. Autumn begins.
Soybeans ripen now towards
Liriope and begonias flourish
until they are dug up and replaced by winter-proof pansies.
The first leaves fall onto the
patio, where we doze in our chair like an old cat,
enjoying the sun's warmth.
Mark's market features the
fruits of September – sweet corn, melons, red and green
tomatoes, plump purple eggplants, okra, butternut squash and
We give thanks for the brave
light of autumn, the last harvest of summer and that we live in
Tennessee, with its menu of seasons and lights, in the valley of
the stream the Indians once called Warioto - beautiful
Gallatin, TN 37066, Email:
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