Category Archives: seasons

just living is not enough.

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on the cusp of summer

walking by the river

three hours

before the season’s return. 

 

‘just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

-hans christian andersen

 

 

 

 

hunron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2020

sing me a song.

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“It is the first mild day of March:

Each minute sweeter than before…

There is a blessing in the air,

Which seems a sense of joy to yield

To the bare trees, and mountains bare,

And grass in the green field…

We from to-day, my Friend, will date

The opening of the year.

Love, now an universal birth,

From heart to heart is stealing,

From earth to man, from man to earth:

—It is the hour of feeling.’

~William Wordsworth (1770–1850), “To My Sister”

 

 

 

art credit: ‘sing me a song,’ by caitlin welz-stein

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

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