The morning sun is shrouded in misty dew. Hickory nuts dot the field lane and wild ducks fly overhead. Summer lingers in the color of purple asters and orange monarch butterflies. A cool wind blows across the stubbled fields as fog gives way to sunshine and clear skies. 

 On this day, I take a carefree challenge from Autumn to roam the country meadows witnessing the chronicles of nature unfolding

These melancholy days remind me to cherish the sun's fleeting warmth, the last blooming flowers, and the   charm of a peaceful countryside.

Take time to enjoy life in the slow lane this week,