Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Come take a walk down to the dock and then back to the yard with me. If you have some lovely piano music on, as I do, all the better! Autumn is getting ready to say fairwell, so I wanted to be sure to wish her happiness on her journey as she passes winter. No talking, just walking. (As always, you can click on the photos for bigger views.)
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Close your eyes and drift outside as the seasons are shifting. I can smell the musty death of the fallen leaves and I can hear the acorns as they kerplunk to earth hitting both the slate stones on the path to the water and the dried leaves on the lawn. They are small and not as abundant this year, perhaps due to the small drought we have had. Their shape is intriguing with the smooth and the rough.
The crows compete for attention with their calling from high in the trees or as they fly overhead. They are usually the noisiest. They love fall because they can see the owls in the trees. A single Blue Jay cries from above telling everyone that I am there, acting like the chief safety officer of our part of the woods.
I walk down to the dock where the sun can warm my backside.The saltbush has just started to throw its white parachute of seeds to the wind. It sometimes looks like the first gentle snowfall of the year when a breeze comes by. It is a hardy native and grows along the roadsides as well as in the wet.
Wednesday, October 04, 2023
The quiet of fall is deceptive. The leaves fall and do barely whisper as they hit the ground or the calm surface of the water on an early incoming tide. The noises of the blue sky and the red berries are also very quiet. I sigh with pleasure as I sit on the dock, camera in hand.
Sunday, October 01, 2023
If you are not a gardener or new to gardening you can be forgiven if you do not know the potential of seeds or the power of a single seed. Gardeners harvest their seeds and take care of them because they know that the future health of a plant and the harvest of that plant lie in how well we nurture those seeds. Food for the next year or beauty for next year's table. This is the time of the year when my house is full of small jars or envelopes of seeds. Mostly flower seeds, but hubby sometimes saves pepper and tomato seeds.
Since I am a photographer I cannot pass up the chance to capture their beauty digitally. Their shapes while different are a beautiful symmetry. They are like ornaments to be dried and hung around the house or sewn to some fairy gown.