Indian Summer

Birds fly high, crickets chirr, and squirrels continue storing their winter supplies. My naked toes greet the light of day.  It matters little that the autumn sun sets earlier for a true Indian summer has enveloped the northeast.  Brisk winds greeted October early in the month and frost covered our grounds.  But now, the air lacks the chill that cut through thin jackets—holdouts for hardy souls who refused to acknowledge the calendar.  I embrace this glorious reprieve, a miracle bestowed on our land.  Wiggle toes, wiggle joyously before the ground gets too cold and traps our skin beneath layers.

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