Nine fruits and nine flavors to preserve my soul
in peace this day.
— Caitlín Matthews
I took today’s prompt metaphorically and went on a walk with my baby to identify nine “flavors” of autumn from my own back yard.
Persimmon for patience
raspberry for reflection,
dogwood for dreams,
rose for enchantment,
aster for starshine,
polk for color,
oak for mystery,
and cucumber for salad.
Okay, so that’s only eight, because the ninth is those cuties in the middle who have been wanting to buy boxes of international snacks online. My husband went to Big Lots today and got them a box of snacks from Germany, Italy, Peru, China, Turkey, England, and the U.S. I think we’re also going to call this a homeschooling win!
For my pictures today, the persimmon is what I went after first, remembering how this time last year I was very pregnant and climbed around in ditches and over fences collecting them in my quest for persimmon cookies. My husband said the other day, “the way to know persimmons are ripe is when they’re all gone.” There is stiff competition from the animals for these little fruits.
Today brought to mind the “nine powers of nine flowers” prompt from 30 Days of May. I can hardly believe it is already fall. I also feel like in September and October I should apparently change my name to “Rosepriestess,” because I cannot stop taking pictures of them!
Gorgeous collage, Molly 🙂 The colours, textures, tastes and smells of this Season are like no other!
And thank you for your lovely comment on Day 14 – I’ve left a wee reply xx
PS I forgot to say – I ordered your new book 🙂 From Amazon UK, I’m afraid, as I could get with free postage…
So looking forward to reading it 🙂 xx