You can really feel that Fall is just around the corner, at least in our little corner of the world. The morning harvest time has just been bumped back by an hour to allow enough light for picking. Scarves and down vests have become our new early and late day attire. The first changing leaves were tucked into last weekend’s wedding and Jasper and I made an apple cobbler for dessert last night. It’s not long now.
Fall has always been the kids favorite season. It’s when this crazy flower ride finally slows down and by mid-October Chris and I can to shift our attention from the flowers, back to the family. It’s as if we live two lives. The flower season and the off season.
While I love the changing colors and the slanted light that Fall brings, it’s probably my hardest season personally. Six months of solid harvesting and sales, nearly every day of the week, for such a long stretch finally takes its toll. By this point I’m always struggling to keep a smile on my face and enough passion in my heart to finish out the season strong. There’s no time to correct any mistakes made earlier because the finish line is so near. All that I can do is ride it out, take notes on what didn’t work and promise myself that I’ll do better next time around.
But there are only a few more weeks to go and then we get to shift gears and move from harvesting and delivering, to cleaning up and preparing for next spring. A fresh start. New ideas, new plans and even bigger dreams.
If you’d like to join me in this fun flower project, simply make up a bouquet using seasonal flowers, snap a photo of it, post it somewhere on the internet and then leave a link to it in the comments section here. If you’re on Instagram, you can use/search the hashtag #seasonalfloweralliance for even more flowery goodness all over the world.