I feel like I'm going into hibernation. The sun sets early now and it is complete darkness by 5 pm. It will only get darker and darker. Some of my reserve energy is now delegated to the task of keeping my body warm. I take a deep breathe as the reality that Fall is slipping away and winter is just around the corner, settles into my bones. It's about having faith that summer will return but I mourn the flowers and the bees.