Friday, October 31, 2014


It was an utterly incredible day today; warm, beautifully lit, and ultimately, not a bad day on which to search the neighborhood for treats.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

All Hallow's Eve Eve and Moving Waters

Pumpkins and fish. Not exactly the settings that I would hope for, but the end of October is for pumpkin pie and Jack o' Lanterns and end-of-the-season fishing trips to the high country.  these are what I'm going to be settling for this year, at least.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Long Goodbye to Summer

 This year has passed with fits and starts of snow, rain, heat and cold, with duration and sequence having very little to do with any tradition or previous year's order- but that is what I anticipate how things will go for a while.
  The fall has been long and warm after a fairly hot summer that started late. It's been nice to live outside for a month extra with the mild temperatures and persistent leaves, but things are changing finally. I don't know if the status quo will keep on, but this is the kind of October that one dreams about.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Between Thought

Shared at The Granary today.

In between thought
as between dreams or meditations
the gravitation of compassion exerts pull
from behind clouds and mists of the forgotten.
But, then, I misspeak as only a child can
after a lesson on death or starvation-
this can often emerge as one just having appeared
from darkness or obscurity
with arthritic joints and like movement...

Exhale and inhale
take and give
pause, and then, surrender.
This is rather than what has been
for so long with so little proof,
since, as every dog runs from its master at some point for a time,
our own thoughts, dreams and meditations
might not come back, at some point, of their own accord.

And this for a time-
so, too, that for some time;
meanwhile, we may as well embrace the
coming of the Lord
as from behind some cloud
or beneath a rock,
but again, I misspeak-
as only a child can,
after this lesson of light and nourishing bread;
hold and then

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Longer Shadows and Shorter Light

My eyes dart around constantly for the next sign of change, color or passing from this world into the next.
It's a reminder of beauty in all things, I reckon.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On the Mountain

We are spending more time on the mountain than we've been able to all summer. One thing we look forward to in Autumn is the freezing of the garden, which makes it so we can't do anything else to keep the poor thing limping along any longer.
Lots to do in the kitchen and on the porch, but no more weeding, watering, and 'coon trapping on anything that resembles a schedule!
Hence, the blessed hikes and walkies.
Blessed, indeed.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Some things I love to do, and others, I have to do so I can keep doing those things I absolutely love to do.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jeru on Her Own Day of Frost

They grow up reeeeealy fast. Really fast.

First frost of fall 2014, to boot.
Quite an historical day...