One can never truly appreciate the beauty of Autumn until the season slowly swings into its magnificent glory. The calm sense of retreating into oneself - the plants, the animals and us!
"Nature's Grand Hotel has its Seasons, like the others. As the guests one by one pack, pay, and depart, and the seats at the table d'hote shrink pitifully at each succeeding meal; as suites of rooms are closed, carpets taken up, and waiters sent away; those boarders who are staying on en pension, until the next year's full reopening, cannot help being somewhat affected by all these flittings and farewells, this eager discussion of plans, routes, and fresh quarters, this daily shrinkage in the stream of comradeship."
(Wind in the Willows, K. Grahame, pg 112)
So, as the birds prepare to take their flights to warmer air, so to does the creative process retreat to inner places to re-emerge with abundant inspiration and ideas. Stay tuned : )