By Jelane A. Kennedy
From the Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice has been a time of change in my life. At time of endings, saying good-byes this year. A time to finish up. Which in many ways seems appropriate as the time from September 22 – December 21 is a time of harvest, completion and preparation for winter.
Living back north as compared to when I lived in the south, I am more aware of the changing seasons. There is a distinctness about each season. In Fall it’s time to bring in the crops from the farms a time of harvest. The leaves on the tree’s change colors in dramatic ways from the subtle greens to reds, oranges and yellow. And as they make their final descent to varieties of russets to browns. The weather temperatures drop and rain moves on to snow.
The following pictures are reflections of the move to Winter Solstice:
Tomato Harvest from our garden:
I leaned something new, we had so many green tomatoes this year in our harvest we had to find the best way to make them into a base sauce. In the process I learned that tomatoes ripen from the inside out – who knew?
October biking in Maine – I love rails to trails bike paths:
The change in lighting as the sun shifts over time, Autumn light on the ocean at Old Orchard Beach:
Leaves changing and frost at Thanksgiving::
Happy Winter Solstice – the longest night and the beginning change to incrementally more light. May 2017 bring more joy and may we find peace in the chaos.
(c) Jelane A. Kennedy & Eileen A. McFerran