Tag Archives: leaves

Raking After Halloween

Raking after Halloween is always so festive with the crinkles and colors of the season the bright red and golds and oranges of Twix bar wrappers… and Reese’s Pieces wrappers… and Snickers wrappers… Happy November, everyone!

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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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Leaf Me Alone!

“The wind bloweth wherever it pleaseth.” ~John 3:8 Moving from L.A. to Cincinnati introduced me to the overly-romanticized reality of raking leaves. The grand finale of autumn colors is truly lovely. But as Yoda might put it, “Too long on … Continue reading

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November

The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to bury them securing the peace that they have found and daring the world to start again

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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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Welcome to Falltumn!

The most conflicted season of the year, autumn, a.k.a. fall, begins today in my hemisphere. Although you wouldn’t know it since much of North America is currently experiencing record highs and record lows. But then, it’s the conflicted season. Eventually … Continue reading

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