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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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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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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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Time to Cocoon!

Autumn has just begun where I live, but temps are plummeting, rare for this early in the season, and all I can think of is getting cozy with a latte and a hoodie and, of course, a book! Which means … Continue reading

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Ahhctober!

Autumn colors will peak this month in most of the Northern Hemisphere. How inspiring is it? If you google “landscape paintings,” over half the images you see will have been painted in October. Ditto photographs. And if you’re south of … Continue reading

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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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