Babs says we’re past peak

Posted on October 18, 2010


The Babs Young Fall Assessment is in. She writes: Fall is here and peak color is gone, gone, gone. It was not a spectacular year, but we have had such lovely days that made it a good fall.

Nooooooooo!!!! Surely there will be more trees set on fire at dawn and dusk. Surely the golden glow at the Writing Studio and Bait Shop will last another week. Surely there is time for one more picnic overlooking the lake. One more glimpse of brilliant leaves reflected in the water.

I can feel it receding, blown south by winds from the Canadian prairie. I reach out for it and cloud shadows race across the fields. The sun hides, the gold fades. Just one more thing to let go . . . But I am not resigned.