Summer’s rich bounty of flowers and fruit is giving way to autumn. But around the pond on my farm the birds and insects are still enjoying some late-comers, like the bumblebee above who found the vibrant purple asters to gather pollen from. The weather has been unusually warm and dry for October, filled with enough sunny days yet to enjoy walks where I need to remove my jacket after the sun rises higher, and when I can still capture a few shots like this one. It reminds me that all of nature is getting ready for winter, the coming of a long sleep, just like me.
I've never really liked labels: I am this, I am that... But in the interest of introducing myself to the world, I can say that I am many things: nurse, writer, photographer, poet, painter, gardener, friend, armchair philosopher, counselor, nature lover, real-estate aficionado, movie buff, sometime yogi, and aspiring world-traveler. I think that's a pretty good list... for now. I want to become a bigger part of the vital, creative force I feel deeply at work in the world and connect with other people who want to do the same.