Monthly Archives: October 2014

Walktober

I’ve been inspired by A Forest Garden post to join the Walktober challenge at Breezes at Dawn. Every October Robin sets forth the challenge for folks to post a walk they have taken, then she links them all together for a cross-blog stroll. What … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Your path is your own, but you must walk side by side with others, with compassion and generosity as your beacons. If anything is required, it is this: fearlessness in your examination of life and…

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Green Frog

Here is one of the handsome green frogs that take up residence every summer in the small pond outside our front door. This fellow came out to enjoy the sun on one of warm days we had last week, basking on the little … Continue reading

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Autumn Light

There’s something about light filtering through autumn leaves that reminds me of opaque stained glass, but with even greater luminosity than anything manmade. Its beauty is all the more special because it is so ephemeral.

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Seeds

For plants, Autumn is about setting fruit and producing seeds; ensuring the perpetuation of the species is the purpose of life in Nature. Above is a seed pod from Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium canadense), now dry and beginning to split open, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Country Road

“Take me home, country road…” When I drive down the country roads near my home, this popular song by John Denver often pops into my head. I sometimes exchange “Massachusetts” for “West Virginia” because it seems to perfectly describe my rural … Continue reading

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Canopy

I love to look up through the tree canopy to the sky above in any season, but in autumn with the foliage on fire, this practice fills me with wonder and delight. I never tire of it, Nature’s beauty knows … Continue reading

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