This morning is blustery and wet, gusts of leaves flying past my window. Increasingly, the landscape takes on the hue of late autumn.
My last post was truncated by WordPress. The culprit appears to have been a page break. If you only read a paragraph you missed most of the post.
Yesterday I was having coffee outdoors with a friend when a friend of his joined us at the table. Inevitably the conversation turned to the unseasonably warm autumn and day. The interloper volunteered that he thought the vast majority of climate change is being driven by long term climatic cycles, a theory long disproven. Although I thought better of it I rose to the bait, alas to no avail. That is OK by me as the changes we notice in the landscape and climate are deeply concerning and require voice.
Our dapper guest also questioned my use of cash to give small businesses a few extra cents with each purchase.
As I was doing the dishes last night I found myself wishing I had simply said my actions and concerns are based on the values and teachings I grew up on. I might have explained that in addition to just plain caring about the fate of species and my grand-kids, I realize that after I pass from this life I will have to face the Grandmothers and explain my actions. I’ve already had a taste of this in a near death experience and want that meeting to be as amicable as possible. Besides, imagining conversations with the Grandmothers makes for a solid moral compass.
Here are a few more Autumn Images: