I have always wondered if heaven captures a time in our lives when we were the happiest and most content. One that mirrored the moment in time when [we] were in complete and utter love and at peace. And I would like to think that I would spend eternity amid a late-October day with laughter … Continue reading Moulin Rouge: My Bit of Autumn Heaven
It dawned on me this morning as I opened an envelope from Fran B, one of my Love Notes pals, that we are nearly a month into the season, and I have not done any “odes to autumn” on the blog. Shocker, right? I assure you, I have been soaking up the goodness of early … Continue reading To Autumn, or, Little Girls with Apples
days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything. days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything. Robert Browning, “ANDREA DEL SARTO” Linking up with Dawn of The Day After in the Festival of Leaves photo challenge.
Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. –Emily Bronte, “Fall Leaves, Fall”— If you have three minutes to spare, perhaps you will enjoy this video of a leaf dancing and floating in celebration of autumn. I filmed the leaf October 1 while catching some fresh air just before a mid-morning meeting. … Continue reading Autumn Dance
Now purple tints are all around; The sky is blue and mellow; And e’en the grasses turn the ground From modest green to yellow. Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Merry Autumn” During my son’s last dental visit, I had enough wait time to notice and appreciate a piece of art I hadn’t … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | An Autumn Walk Through the Woods
there is peaceful. there is wild. i am both at the same time. nayyirah waheed, “sum,” salt Today’s sunflower comes from my photographer friend Diane–midteacher on swap-bot. She continually inspires me with her beautifully crafted photos. For “Sunflower Field in Autumn” Diane tried a creation process she had just discovered. For this project she: “gessoed” watercolor paper … Continue reading Sunflower Field in Autumn
There are many amazing trees on campus, and every autumn I look forward to the full expression of the season right outside my office window. However, there are a few trees I literally stalk for fear of missing their fleeting beauty. They boast the best of our expectations for the season. I posted photos of … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | Enjoy the Autumn View
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs After a few days of dreary weather, we received a gift of sunny blue skies and autumn brilliance. Autumn is finally starting to show off! Yes! Linking up with Dawn of The Day After in the Festival of Leaves photo challenge.
Last week the temperatures finally dipped into the 50’s and this morning we woke up to 30’s and a freeze warning. I am excited that autumn has finally made an appearance–in terms of temperature at least. [Note: I live in the South, so temperatures may well be in the upper 80’s or even lower 90’s … Continue reading Autumn: Brilliant Leaves, Happy Mail, and Seven Reasons Why
I just completed the novel The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault. It’s the kind of read one can finish in one sitting, but it took me a couple of days because I read slowly while waiting in the carpool line or just before falling asleep. The book is based on the Zen … Continue reading A Last Nearby Song: Ending Autumn with Haiku