“Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season, as beautifully as it was taken up. It is the pastime of a full quarter of the year.” — Henry David Thoreau, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1842 March 11th
This week, my word for the upcoming week is “refresh”. I came across Henry David Thoreau’s eloquent quote above about the autumn season and it reminded me that this is the perfect time of the year for us as humans to take our cues from nature and let go of what has seen its season while making space for the fresh and new.
It can start to get dark and gloomy at this time of the year depending on where you are but instead of letting that be something that is a deterrent, we can take this time to create and evolve.
Hardy annuals or plants that can withstand the winter cold and light frosts are typically sown in autumn and grow into robust and beautiful plants. This is the perfect time to take another cue from nature and sow our own seeds for projects that will bloom in early spring.
Do you like to refresh, take stock and plan for new things during this time of the year? If you garden, did you plant anything in early autumn?
Have a great week!