Category Archives: Autumn

November Morning

Woke early, dressed warm and went outside. I was surprised by the moon, a quarter moon with a star beneath. There was frost on the lawn and on my car. No early mass in Clongowes today.  Came back inside to have … Continue reading

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In the Time of Falling Leaves

The leaves are falling, falling — The wind blew sharp today.  Autumn fading, winter’s icy breath chills early morning, evening, late. *             *            * The Buddha said: Just as … Continue reading

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October is Orange and Blue — and Pumpkins!

            “There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”           —  Nathaniel … Continue reading

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In Other Words: Nature’s First Green

FOOTNOTE BELOW  * Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing … Continue reading

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It’s September —

It doesn’t look like it at our favorite farm stand, but autumn is at our throats — No-Lady Irene blew in and out and in our immediate neighborhood left none of the devastation she did in Connecticut and New York … Continue reading

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