Monday, October 13, 2008

Tis the Season to be Spooky

Ah, golden October with all its glory has come round once more. Once again, for a couple of weeks the hills blaze with color in a yearly reminder that time marches on in a circle. Round and round and round we go, round the sun, round the seasons in a never-ending spiral of life and death, of beauty and decay. And here in October, nature celebrates life with bursts of color and rich fruits ready to be harvested.

We celebrate the Homecoming Season, wear Polarfleece to football games and drive through the woods watching the leaves flutter down like red and yellow snowflakes. We used to get up with the sun; now we are lucky if the sun is peeping over the horizon as we drive off to work through the fog. The chill in the air is brisk and refreshing, and it is good to be out of doors. 

Summer foods are going out of fashion. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie are showing up on the menu. If you've never tried pumpkin soup, you are missing a delicious and healthy treat. I've posted a link to a site with recipes under the title of this blog. You can also click HERE.

Soon the goblins will come to call, so stock up on candy and find the perfect pumpkin to carve into a jack-o-lantern to keep away the evil spirits while inviting the good ones in.