A common mystery, I think. Last post had me noting Spring, but now Summer’s come and gone here. This morning I went out on the deck (before it started to rain) and the smell of autumn hit me. I seem to love two smells: libraries and autumn. Both are really smells of decay, right? Leaf mold and book pages being inexorably consumed.

Another great feature of Autumn is the brilliant blue skies of October. Out here where it’s fairly flat geophysically, the sky takes up the majority of my view. I’ve been playing around with poem lines that start with, “a sky so big…” hoping to convey my favorite time of year.