Tag Archives: Autumn

AUTUMN LEAVES

It’s late October. We’re past the blue and gold, and into the fallen, fading autumn leaves of ocher, beige, dull red and brown. They’re EVERYWHERE! On the patio: Sitting on the chairs: It’s clearly time to wrap up outdoor living for the winter, … Continue reading

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After the Deluge

October being what it is, autumn in New England, we have mild days and cold, gold and gray. We also have not infrequent deluges, and yesterday was one of those. The rain approached Biblical proportions. Worcester, not so far from us, … Continue reading

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King Midas in Northampton

One day the big twin-trunked tree in the back yard was covered with bright green leaves. Then the very next day when I awoke, or so it it seemed, King Midas had come by in the night and touched it, … Continue reading

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Birds of Look Park

Birds: not my usual photographic pursuit. Some of my favorite bloggers concentrate on birds. They seem to be half avian themselves (the bloggers, the birds are wholly avian), because they have such wonderful rapport with the feathered creatures. Their photos … Continue reading

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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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