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autumn leaves must fall

“The shed of leaves became a cascade of red and gold and after a time the trees stood skeletal against a sky of weathered tin. The land lay bled of its colors. The nights lengthened, went darker, brightened in their clustered stars. The chilled air smelled of woodsmoke, of distances and passing time. Frost glimmered […]

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New books, erasers, chalk and such

September “The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze.” –   John Updike When […]

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Fall Potpourri

Currently . . . Missing these two so much. Though still enjoying autumn. Practicing each day and filling our home with music. Reading — some novels are really engaging; others not so much (details below). Still knitting away on my Antler pullover (didn’t knit for over 2 weeks while we were away). We’ve been busy […]

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It doesn’t matter …

When visiting Sherry Galey’s online home, Still and All, she had posted this soul stirring poem. I couldn’t help but be completely smitten. With the need for wanting to share, I’m repeating that beauty right here, for you: HOKUSAI SAYS …He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books. It doesn’t matter if you […]

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A world where there are Octobers

PREAMBLE: I wrote and put this post together on Thursday, the final day of October, but held it back so I could give the “before/after” post some time to be viewed first. Then serendipity took over. On Friday morning I visited Shawna Lemay’s Calm Things and her Friday post had a similar theme. In fact, […]

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