There are, I believe, pivotal moments in every life. This idea is one that has been much explored in literature, philosophy, art. What a blessing it is, I think, to be gifted with self-awareness in such moments, to be able to feel the subtle shift in the energy of the universe. Of course, sometimes that… Continue reading A Subtle Shift in the Light
Carried Away Waiting for the carriage The Pumpkin Coach of Nod to the land that’s ever sleeping the Spring in its facade in cloaks and robes of Winter when we are children, laugh and sing, for we don’t know what is coming and we think it is the Spring as we’re caroling through the… Continue reading Carried Away
We barely broke eighty degrees here today. There are still some ninety-degree temperatures predicted into the middle of the month, but today Summer officially began to fade. It was windy the first part of the day, settling into a nice breeze this evening. The night air is noticeably cooler, Autumn is set to arrive. I've… Continue reading The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine
Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I'm still reading Carl Sandburg's big book of Abraham Lincoln. I've no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have been preserved, were it not… Continue reading When Half-Gods Go
Let's out deep breath wishes another cup of tea would make itself and bring itself upstairs to me... It is October. Not only is it October, it is three weeks into October. We got home from a few days respite in July to a slew of home improvement projects that, for one reason or another,… Continue reading There Is A Season
Some of my favorite fall foliage pictures from years gone by.
In October we honor traditions. We do October movies, there are many... this is a good one... https://youtu.be/o4gHCmTQDVI we read this poem... Theme in Yellow By Carl Sandburg I spot the hills With yellow balls in autumn. I light the prairie cornfields Orange and tawny gold clusters And I am called pumpkins. On the last… Continue reading In October We Do…
If you've got the tiger by the tail, then doesn't the tiger have you as well? I thought something was hanging onto me, that I couldn't shake loose. That could be, but it could also be that I was holding onto whatever it was. So, I'm going to let go of it, and see what… Continue reading Letting Go of the Tiger’s Tail
The ragged edge of sleep, Oh how it taunts, And in the waking hours dares to haunt the soul Of hunters graceless in their gait Who in their hunger hardly care to wait Unless then patience proves to be their need They’d rather cut your throat and watch you bleed, To eat then of the… Continue reading Wolf Song.
The Harvest The sparkle on the river, The lights from distant shore, The cold and bitter glitter, The beckoning of more, Is beautiful to look at, ‘tis a pleasing sight to see, Like a woman dressed for dinner, In all her finery, But all that shines is not silver, All that glitters isn’t gold, And… Continue reading The Harvest.
My favorite time of year, from about now until the first of each New Year. As the Autumnal Equinox approaches once again, and the Harvest Moon, we used to simply call it, Fall. These photos are from a few years ago, though I remember that day as being special for some reason, as being good.… Continue reading Before the Harvest.
Longing for Autumn Summer has arrived and I am longing for the Autumn Season. Each day grows longer in its strange, lazy heat, making me wistful. Thinking of cooler evenings, of colors faded from the overexposure of prolonged direct light. I miss the cool shadows, the early drawing of night. I realize now it has… Continue reading Longing For Autumn.
The City, the weather turning now. The Harvest Moons rising high against the edge of the water. Boats rocking against the piers. Tankers and cargo ships anchored in the bay, the waves pushing against the locks. Giant glowing balloons beckoning the bounty of Autumn shorn from the surface of the plentiful terrain, loaded into the… Continue reading Autumnal Equinox.