Category Archives: fall

fall, again.

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my favorite season – fall has arrived

Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere

 its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,

the uneaten fruits crumbling damply

 in the shadows, unmattering back

from the particular island

 of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere

except underfoot, moldering

 in that black subterranean castle

of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds

 and the wanderings of water. This

I try to remember when time’s measure

 painfully chafes, for instance when Autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing

 to stay – how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever

 in these momentary pastures.

~ Mary Oliver ~

 

 

 

 

image credit: Lumber Jane, Madame Cupcake@etsy

get back up.

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a family penguin is down, but not out.

“you take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.”

*-shaun white

 

 

*Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

october breathed poetry.

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October breathed poetry —
      beautiful and glowing.

 

~Terri Guillemets, “Tenth verse,” 2018,

blackout poetry created from

Octave Mirbeau, The Diary of a Chambermaid, 1891

 

painting credit: ‘autumn tree’, deborah mcgee, watercolor on paper

the pumpkin march.

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and it is time for the pumpkins to return to the garden…

 

‘the preciousness of life and the changes of weather and the beauty of seasons –

all those things have always sort of dazzled me.’

-anthony doerr

 

 

 

art credit: “The Pumpkin March” – Guinevere von Sneeden

the day of the bread.

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’tis the season…

 

“accidentally consumed five biscuits when I wasn’t paying attention.

those biscuits are wily fellows – they leap in like sugary ninjas.”

-charles dickens

 

 

 

at the cork and gabel restaurant, corktown, detroit, michigan, usa. fall 2019

 

 

 

 

cork and Gabel

a summing up.

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my favorite season begins.

 

“for the fall of the year is more than 3 months

bounded by and equinox and a solstice.

it is a summing up without the finality of the year’s end.”

-hal borland 

 

 

 

 

image credit: Yuma Hidaka – photographizemag