Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Magic Trick

As Summer packs her bags and Autumn steps off the train with an armload of gifts, the Hatke House plays host to specimens of every kind. We've been visited by turtles and toads, birds and snakes. We've catalogued fungi (it's been an amazing year for mushrooms) and pulled those goosenecked gourds from our garden. Anna and Angelica have been working through a very intensive nature/biology course and there is a large wooden Specimen Crate that houses, among other things, a collection of well over a dozen birds nests.

As for me, I'm starting to feel that oncoming special sort of creativity that comes with the fall and, though the air is cooler, I still feel like I'm waiting for that first whiff of autumn's scent.

Maybe today will be the day?