Red clover mites are swarming the
back deck and walls. Out front bees
of all sorts clamber over the flailing
jade plants, and birds of almost
any feather empty the premium
cardinal blend from the four
Getting ready for fall, says the wiser
voice in my house. Not vermin, but
simple getting-ready folks that a
mommy home creator recognizes
easily as fellow nurturers. Put those
acorns away for the winter run, crack
those black walnuts for meal.
I get so comfortable in my ac’d house
that I miss the signals nature puts all
around me. Fall beauty saying time to
get ready, spare times a’coming so
fire up the food, shelter, clothing,
I wonder what other signals I’m missing.
Time to look up.