variation on a theme

variations on a theme
variations on a theme

clouds come floating

To Be A Cloud

I’d like to be a cloud
Formless – unexpected

I’d like to drink the clouds
Sudden and clear

I’d like to feel like clouds
Pure weightless and needed
Come and go and disappear

I’d like to breathe like clouds
Way up there above
Beneath and in-between

I’d like to be
Just be

~ Garen Zakarian

source: Orion Magazine

golden slumbers

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golden slumbers

dangling participles

it happened one night

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goodnight fence

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise

~ Lennon/McCartney

I love getting back to our usual golden hour walks now

stockpiling

swan lake

falling slowly

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”

~ Siobhan Vivian

I’m a bit like a mad woman, scrambling to capture every bit of autumn color I can find. Heavy rains are expected later in the week and I expect much of the leaves will be washed to the ground. A beautiful season but far too fleeting…now why can’t winter come and go as fast?

hello October

autumn emerging

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the deliciousness is in the details

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“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.”

~ Elizabeth George Speare

a few scenes in and around Barre, Massachusetts
and Carter and Stevens Farm

walking into september

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sept. Collage

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turtle Collage

leaf Collage

 

web Collage

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oh, hey there

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul… but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”
~ Peggy Toney Horton

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts