Monday, September 7, 2009

pulling in for the winter

For years, it seems, the dark seasons have been my time to be out and about -- visiting and doing all the things in the community and with friends that most folks do in what is, for me, the busy summer season.

This year seems destined to be different. Not only have I been pulling in during the summer, but I am feeling a stronger need, even, to pull in more as autumn approaches.
There is the garden to finish and put to bed, the house to weatherise and secure and after a year of living here, what needs to be done inside and the priorities are beginning to show themselves.

But even more so than this, am I looking forward to much time of solitude and thought. So if you don't hear much from me, that is likely why.

I will respond to prodding for a sign of life, and will try to do so not as a hibernating, grouchy bear... but I may not have a lot to say. Doesn't mean I care about any or all of you out there any less.

1 comment:

oldcrow61 said...

Sounds like you're going through the same things I will be doing soon. Winterizing, putting the garden to bed, etc. To be honest I'm feeling a little sad that summer is over with. This is the first time I can remember feeling this way. However, I do like the fall, the smells and colours.