Welcome to the fifth edition of The Alys Journal. Many of those who were unable to visit in the spring have shifted their travels to fall, and our paths and trails are still steadily frequented by folks grateful for a peaceful, natural escape. Autumn is a beautiful time in Alys, and though our festivities this October may take a different shape, we are delighted by the small shifts in season, by the occasional cool morning, falling leaves and vibrant sunsets. Join us as we welcome this harvest season and celebrate the special traditions and preparations for all of the things that make up our fall – football, Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple cider, beach bonfires…
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
– Humbert Wolfe (Italian-born British Poet, 1885-1940)
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco (Contemporary Poet)
Thank you for joining us for the Fifth Edition of The Alys Journal. Whether you are enjoying the start of autumn where the leaves have started to fall and the air is crisp, or here in Alys Beach where palmettos are evergreen and the breezes are still warm, we hope that these stories have transplanted you to vacation with us for a moment.
“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds…” – Thomas Wolfe (American Novelist, 1900-1938)