Category Archives: fall

Stormed

A storm blew through the other night, high winds, heavy rain. We’ve even had thunder which is unusual here. Scary stuff … STORMED metal boils the sky rolls over hills bursts and sheds                                  steel rods on roof-tops slams into trees … Continue reading

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Low Couture

Fall, and I’m into track pants and sweaters, clothes that don’t fit anywhere in particular, everything loose and very comfortable … LOW COUTURE it is a truth I must confess                      that when I get up and dress it is for … Continue reading

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Where Unicorns

For the Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal, its birth flower the calendula. The first Thursday of the month is National … Continue reading

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With Yellow on the Trees

Fall came early this year and trees are almost bare already. I’ve cut back this year’s raspberries and other berries. We’ve mulched the raised beds, and, with a sigh of relief, can settle into winter, I hope … WITH YELLOW … Continue reading

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To Preserve

I’ve been inundated with zucchini, apples, pears, plums … which is great! The larder is getting full to bursting and I’m ready for a rest … TO PRESERVE plums tumble                                                 out of summer down misted nights into cold-fingered fall flushed … Continue reading

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Beyond

November’s birthstone is the Topaz, in particular the yellow stone; the  flower is chrysanthemum (I love the rich copper coloured ones). There are several days, apart from Remembrance Day, to notice: the 13th is World Kindness Day; the 14th is … Continue reading

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Heads Locked

Deer are on the move, rutting in our back woods, and elsewhere, though I haven’t managed to get photos of them in action … HEADS LOCKED I came into the room                         to get a book but movement on the patio … Continue reading

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