When we step into the garden on this first Sunday in October,
we will find autumn clinging to every leaf and flower.
Night rain will linger in the garden
long past noon.
The world will glisten beneath
skies of mist and shadow.
The fragrances of earth and harvest
will weave through the garden,
inviting us to stay.
When at last we go indoors,
we will sip warm mugs of tea
and look through the windows at
the comfortable beauty of October.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort and joy.