autumn is in the air.

(our front yard as seen in autumn 2009)

today showed the very first signs of autumn.
the canopy of leaves shrouding the cemetery is laced with edges of gold.
and while riding my bike home beneath it, my nose and ears and fingertips felt the full brunt of autumn air.
bright. crisp. cool. completely intoxicating!
it's such a wonderful way to herald in the new school year.
and even though it signifies the death of everything around me, for some reason it always feels like a remarkably fresh new beginning.

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