Twilight

Autumn Still Life “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

We enter now into the twilight of Autumn.  Dusk descends late afternoon, bare trees silhouetted against the gray sky.  Their branches stretch out in greeting, ready for the snow winter will surely bring.
Brown leaves scuttle across the road, rustling as they pass.  Acorns litter the path; most are hatless, some already crushed from previous travelers. The bittersweet berries have shed their golden coats and the milkweed have burst wide open, seeds scattering across the field.
Overhead, a red tailed hawk screeches as he surveys our yard from his perch high in the oak tree.  Taking flight he begins his rounds, circling around and around the meadow, stalking new prey.
I am at ease, at peace with this change of season, the ebb and the flow of nature, of our lives.
Content.
I am thankful to Elizabeth for inviting me to participate in the 3 Days 3 Quotes challenge.  The rules are easy; post three quotes on three consecutive days, thanking the person who invited you and inviting others to join you.  Today I nominate Claire from Woman of Art and Mind to join the party.  Claire, are you interested?