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A Subtle Shift in the Light

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

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The Fall Colour 2019

I've been busy, but I am always taking pictures. Here are my photos of this Autumn of 2019. There is still beauty everywhere if you look, and some whimsy and humor too. If you follow my Instagram, you've probably seen some of these. Now it's on to the Christmas Season, Winter approacheth! Enjoy! TS  … Continue reading The Fall Colour 2019

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The Reaper

I am the soul of November, Wandering down through the days, Reclaiming the ground for the Winter, to be born again in the Spring, In nights that grow ever colder, In skies filled with clouds full of rain, I am the soul of November, Changing the landscape again. Dreaming curled up near the fire, Sleeping… Continue reading The Reaper

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Autumn’s Crossing

The weather has begun its turn, As once green leaves begin to burn, Into an Autumn fantasy of flames, Whispering long-forgotten names,   Walking in the rain, on bare feet, Dancing to a tin roof beat, Moonlight on a private stage, Romance laced dreams and so much rage.   Rose petal wines, subtle stares, Knights… Continue reading Autumn’s Crossing

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Carried Away

Carried Away   Waiting for the carriage The Pumpkin Coach of Nod to the land thatโ€™s ever sleeping the Spring in its facade in cloaks and robes of Winter when we are children, laugh and sing, for we donโ€™t know what is coming and we think it is the Spring as weโ€™re caroling through the… Continue reading Carried Away

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With All Fine Corpses

With All Fine Corpses Autumn has come, With all fine corpses masquerading in the folds, Of her steady winds as they ride cool, Through the night. At her building breath, The trees shedding their fading endowment, Of a Season past. She is present now, In all her fired splendor, In all her rain-soaked ash, Her… Continue reading With All Fine Corpses

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To Autumn by John Keats

To Autumn by John Keats Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, ย ย ย Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless ย ย ย With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, ย ย ย And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; ย ย ย ย ย ย To swell the gourd, and… Continue reading To Autumn by John Keats

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The New Book: Magdalene Aubergine

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

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When Half-Gods Go

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

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The Fall Colour

August in California is very definitely still Summer. This August here has been the hottest month of the year so far. The trees won't really begin to shed their leaves until mid October. It will likely still be hot outside on Halloween. Our Winters go quickly. In February we'll see the first buds on flowering… Continue reading The Fall Colour

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Longing for Autumn

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 overexposure to prolonged, direct, light. I miss the cool shadows, the early drawing of night. I realize now it has been… Continue reading Longing for Autumn

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There Is A Season

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