Lovely, dark and deep But I have promises to keep… (Frost) Yes, don’t we all? It’s fall. And the promises are calling calling calling us. Come back inside. Come back to – to what? To what we focus on when we aren’t drifting off inside nature’s caress. When we aren’t limp from her warm sun […]

I relate: Holding on to the remnants of summer. Holding on to those odd days that blow in warmer weather. Holding on to the sense of peace that fall offers before…. dun-da-dun… winter arrives. My pup loves this time of year. The little chipmunks are scurrying everywhere through the leaves. Gathering their nuts. Squealing at

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WordPress keeps refusing to post my image… I’m sending this with the image imbedded, to see if that makes a difference. So sorry for this craziness! Gracious! NO way. Is that art that that’s happening? It’s been awhile. You know, I was just reading about Giacometti and how he would work intensely and then have

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Gracious! NO way. Is that art that that’s happening? It’s been awhile. You know, I was just reading about Giacometti and how he would work intensely and then have periods of hanging out with friends in Paris. Okay. So I’m not in Paris. But hanging out? Yes, I did do that. I’m looking at the

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Gracious! NO way. Is that art that that’s happening? It’s been awhile. You know, I was just reading about Giacometti and how he would work intensely and then have periods of hanging out with friends in Paris. Okay. So I’m not in Paris. But hanging out? Yes, I did do that. I’m looking at the

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My pears have started falling off the tree. They look – yes, yellower. Right? And they taste really sweet and juicy. Worth waiting for. That ripeness. That color. Who likes to wait? Who likes that – “just a few more minutes/days/ months?” And yet, we know. It’s always that last – what – 2%? That

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I’m seeing yellow. I brought it to mind. Now it jumps out at me. This dear butterfly has landed on my joe pie weed. That plant is common here – and is now in full bloom at the end of summer. The pollinators love it. And I love seeing them. At the end of summer:

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These pears fell off my tree. We were pruning it to get rid of those darn tent caterpillars. I had thought I’d forfeit the whole tree, but lo and behold, there were so many pears on it this year! As you can see, they are NOT exactly ripe. Who knows if any will be edible

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I found some yellow! I wasn’t sure I had any. The exceptional French dyes I’ve relied on for years have been discontinued. Which means, I have what I have: no replenishing from Tinfix (which undoubtedly sounds more beautiful when spoken with the proper accent). Yes. I’m looking for yellow. The outlines of plants are just

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I had an exquisite time walking with my friend, Jan, today. Because of the way our lives and the world have unfolded in the last year, we hadn’t seen each other for so long we couldn’t recall when it was. It hardly mattered. We picked right up again. At one point, Jan asked me how

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