Tag Archives: autumn

Falling Toward Winter

The big statements of the seasons are easy to read: fall’s brief blaze of color, winter’s frosted flashes of beauty. But most of the time the seasons, like our lives, are in transition and full of subtext. Yet we’ll find … Continue reading

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Piglet noticed that even though he had a … Continue reading

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Not What I Expected

Thought for the Week It was an unseasonably warm autumn. Not what I expected. But, hey, it gave me a chance to install a bird bath, something my wife had wanted for a long time. And, being a bird-whisperer, she … Continue reading

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Do Drowned Leaves Dream?

Do drowned leaves dream of the lives they once lived in the sky while living leaves ponder the fate that awaits by and by?

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Don’t Forget to Fall Back

Love it or hate it (does anyone really love Daylight Savings Time?), it’s that time again. But at least we get our lost hour back (kind of). So don’t forget to Fall Back this weekend! Click on any gif to … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

Thought for the Week Do you have trouble getting going on Mondays? I know I do. I spent a lovely hour in the mythical kingdom of Planning this morning, but now I find myself in the dull grey land of … Continue reading

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Autumn Vineyards

Originally posted on Jane Lurie Photography:
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~John Howard Bryant ? Vineyard and Fog ? Harvest Time ? Vineyard Reflections ? Napa Patterns ? Rows and Hills ? “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer…

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A Lone Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Why didn’t you alight, small soul before September? See, now your ember will burn alone You’ve missed your chance for hearth and home your time to glow has long since ended Or can … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Orphan (A Deceptive Little Tale)

They’d moved into the village late last spring, with their filthy habits and strange ways. Wise people steered clear of them, so they knew they weren’t wanted. And now, finally, they were gone. All but one. Abandoned and alone, on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Autumns

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
Here where I live in northern Colorado USA, the seasons are beginning to change. Summer is graciously bowing to receive her well-earned accolades while fall stands just off-stage awaiting her cue. Warm-ups and…

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