I like to see pumpkins and gourds
and fall flowers at the entry of homes
to welcome guests and those of us who stroll
by on neighborhood walks.
The chef is currently
at work planning the menu.
Like the squirrels burying their winter stash,
I too am savoring the delights of autumn
for the winter months ahead.
Yes, I want to savor the delights
of autumn before I embrace the upcoming
transition into the holiday season
and winter months ahead.
Are you one to eagerly rush into
the holiday frenzy?
Have you already begun to decorate
for the Christmas season like many of my neighbors?