Lush for life

The end-of-summer-harvest time is a special moment of the year, if you ask me. It’s that moment in the year when all the careful planning and nurturing of the months before now are giving all the lush in gardens and fields. It’s a moment that takes us by surprise, leaving us with the abundance that nature gives.

As we step into this season, our senses are treated with all these flavors and colors. In our garden we have apples, grapes, black berries, raspberries and plums. In our greenhouse the tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers are ready to eat. Each bite should be a celebration of the earth’s generosity. I try to be mindful when eating the gifts and when I’m peeling the apples for juices, mouses or pies.  

Besides the abundance, there is more to see in the garden. If you look closely you can see it’s shifting. The plants seem to be tired of carrying all the fruits. You can tell they are no longer at their peak. They are well into their own second half of life. Branches heavy with fruit, some have been munched by insects and leaves are slowly changing color. The trees and plants are at their most productive – yet fall is knocking on the door and is bringing decay. 

Even though I cherish the cycles of life, I am hoping for a nice and warm Indian Summer. Because I’m not ready yet for a new season! 
New Class New Website

Did you know I started the online yoga class on Saturday again? You are welcome to join and register here. If you do that, check out my new website! It’s a work in progress, but I’m happy to show it to you already. 

With gratitude for the sun-soaked days and all the abundance,

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