Autumn is here!
the leaves on the trees are fading,
the shadows are different now, but the tale-tale sign its fall
is seeing tobacco leaves strewn across the sides of the roads
from the trucks transporting the harvest
from the fields to the warehouse be hung and dried.
When I drop Lottie off at school we drive past several giant fields and on
these chilly mornings we see several harvesters and hands working
to gather up the giant plants.
Each day the fields become barer and barer, and
today the last of the tobacco was picked and gathered in.
Of course, my opinion of smoking and tobacco is
different than my nostalgic feeling of this season, but
I love this time of year.
I love the harvest of all fruits, vegetables, plants,
and the transition from summer to winter.