Some relish the crisp air, the change of colors on the leaves and are happy but me? Well, I often look ahead to bitter cold, often enough snow to make going anywhere miserable…and cold, did I say cold? I’m a solar powered person I don’t like short days either. Judging my options here makes things clear: enjoy the day or be depressed…I chose to enjoy the season…there’s fruit for each one really…spiritually for sure. Our peppers are showing real progress again. They don’t seem depressed at winter’s distant approach…these produce their own heat even if the days are cooling down. There’s a lesson to be learned here. Attitude from within can make what’s going on without a lot more tolerable. The flowers aren’t any less bright today. No, they are blessed for today…openly showing their joy. The pods behind our fence insist on living day by day. Thistles take it a step further…protecting their blooms with an ‘I dare you’ attitude. I like what there is to learn out there. The still small voice is speaking to anyone willing to listen. Bloom today for tomorrow will take care of itself.