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Fall Has Fell!

Artwork by The Creators Canvas Wishing all of my fellow-Northern-Hemispherians a Happy Autumnal Equinox! (And a Happy Spring Equinox to all of my Southern-Hemispherian friends!)  Of course, technically the equinox (“equal night”) was yesterday–or the day before that for those … Continue reading

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Summer 2021, Thanks for the Meme-ories

Summer 2021 was odd, but we pretended it wasn’t. And now that Autumn is coming, we’re conflicted. But then, we’re human, so we feel that way every year (see quotes at the end). Summer 2021, we hardly knew you. Click … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Autumn. Hello, Fall.

Why does this season have two names? Dictionaries devote multiple paragraphs to the answer. I can do it in two pictures: AUTUMN FALL Any questions? Good. Now get back to raking! For years now, I’ve engaged in a fall ritual … Continue reading

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Our Autumn Getaway

Sometimes you need to visit the past to face the present. My wife and I love doing location-scouting daytrips for future films. They give us an opportunity to be together while exploring our adopted region. For the last several years … Continue reading

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October Madness

Election fever Tempers boiling People screaming Our world on the brink of survival And then there’s this… “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery

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Hurry Up and Stay, Fall!

Do you call it Fall, from the old Germanic word fallan? Which literally means to “fall,” as in the temperatures or the leaves, or both. Or do you call it Autumn? A prettier word from the Latin autumnus. Still, it’s … Continue reading

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Our Fall Getaway

(Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show) A few of my diehard blog mateys may have noticed my recent lack of attention to your jolly comments and pungent posts! (I have no idea why I … Continue reading

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Daylight Shavings

Don’t forget to set your clocks back, and your hearts forward. I’ll save this daylight in a jar And let it out the coming spring That way I’ll know it can’t get far Complete control, yes, that’s the thing But what … Continue reading

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Our True Colors?

I love to see the leaves change color in autumn, don’t you? Except that it’s a myth. Leaves don’t change color. My wife and I often walk in the woods. We’re blessed to live near Mount Airy Forest in Cincinnati, the oldest “urban forest” in the U.S., and what we’ve learned (as … Continue reading

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October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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