Illustration Friday: Escape / by Christina Rosalie

Fall is officially here today, on quiet feet like a cat. Flame colored leaves gathering in numbers on the trees; the sun setting earlier over the lake. During the day, intense heat still in the sun, shivers almost, in the shade. Pumpkins in the fields now are round full orange moons; the corn--higher than our heads.

I can't believe we moved here 4 months ago. A long and lazy summer of watermelon, and farmer's markets has slipped by. Bean is crawling now and I can run five miles without effort. DH mountain bikes regularly. This has been our escape--to move here. Such gratitude fills me when I contemplate the difference.