I LOVE fall... in the woods. Its a beautiful time of year. the leaves are changing, the bugs dieing down, snakes gradually fading off into deep hibernation... the undergrowth is dieing back and access is opening up to the forest floor to go almost anywhere you wish safely and easily. The sun shines often and the temperatures are as close to ideal for survival as they will likely be all year.
THAT being said... I HATE Fall in suburbia, I hate it when in an indoor lifestyle. The temps ARE dropping... the weather shifting... energy levels declining... sleep schedules get out of whack and the beauty of the days becomes mostly missed and night begins to fill my life. Depression rears its ugly head and without the constant activity one finds in the wild the body begins to decline. It begins to feel illness is almost always present or right on the verge as the body struggles to adjust. Above all the sun becomes isolated from me... the source of all energy, even as it grows further from earth for the coming winter... sheltering from it so soon only expedites the physical decline of health and energy and right at the best and safest time of year to absorb it.
My Advice to any and all this time of year is to rub that sun on your face EVERY day... to absorb as much as you can. ENERGY... straight from the source. all food... all energy we consume ALL comes from the sun as its point of origin. you can get it from plants who convert it from photosynthesis. you can get it from animals because they eat those same plants and get energy that way to supplement their demand when sun exposure alone is not enough. Food and drink and exercise can sustain us for energy... but the sun... exposure to the source... gives us that extra every summer to supplement it enough to get through a long winter. Truth is the more you can absorb of the suns rays... within healthy limits of course... through the summer the greater your chances are of surviving a winter and maintaining good energy levels through-out. food alone can NOT do that. the older you get the more important this is... though few seem to realize it these days.
Death rates, Illness, negative life events all conspire in the depth of winter to be at their peak. Odds. are for each of us that when death finds us... it will be cold outside at the time. Its not all ways true for everyone obviously... just a proportionately higher risk because the suppressive nature of the world that counters life is at its highest when survival climates are least ideal... which IS winter. The more energy you have when it arrives... the longer it will carry you and the better your chances. WINTER is coming. everything gets WORSE... not better... when the temps fall.
I LOVE fall.... ....... ... ... .. in the woods........ ....