Taking a break from reading blogs. Taking a break from the need to write and share, turning back inward, getting re-acquainted with the quiet space—the solitude. September is upon us, October is not far behind. The last three months of the year always bring a certain feeling to me—a mixture of sadness and wanting to turn inward. I look forward to the cool chill in the air and the mist on the horizon. I look forward to being cozy and sitting curled up by an imaginary fire. I look forward to the multi-layered tones of gray in the sky that offer the perfect backdrop for the colors that are present—to shine through. The greens always look greener; the yellows, the oranges, reds—all of the colors are given a new life—appearing as if electricity burns through and onto the gray canvas of the clouds and atmosphere. I look forward to the sound of the windshield wipers on the window, brushing the rain drops from the glass. And seeing the deer family sipping water from the rain kissed leaves.