Every year, when the seasons change from summer to autumn, do we think about the environment and what it has provided for us? How many people stop to think about the natural beauty that surrounds us as well as all of the creatures we share it with. Do we think about the 3000-mile migratory path of the Monarch butterfly that makes its final trip to Mexico as it migrates from the Northeast through lands that are saturated with glyphosate? What about the plight of the honeybees as they forage through neonicotinoid laden fields and lands? There is no escape for our pollinators.
This is why I love the poem, To Autumn by John Keats. Every year I try to take some time to appreciate all that surrounds me. Enjoy!