The light is golden and the shadows are a bit longer, welcome September! This time of year I feel particularly connected to nature and my own back yard. Mason jars are being filled, pickles fermenting and warmer layers coming out of storage bins. Each year I try to bring an experience of autumn to my family that is both connected to the subtle change of season as well as representative of the inner feelings of autumn’s harvest.
One of my favorite memories in the kindergarten was when we would discover stars inside of a crunchy apple. Each of the children would have a cloth to polish their apple and when it was shiny as could be, I would choose one to cut while reciting this verse. I loved watching the children delight in seeing a perfect start hidden in each apple.
Apple Secrets by Betty Jones
Who would think an apple red, gold, or green and round
Would have a secret deep inside when cut it can be found
I thought this secret only shone In deep and darkest night
But when I cut my apple It shines with five points bright!
And now you know the secret Where shinning stars are found
In every crunchy apple Red, gold, or green and round.
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