Category Archives: seasons

changing.

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 signs of change are all around us.

 

“the crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.

even on the most beautiful days in the whole year –

the days when summer is changing into autumn –

the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”

– E.B. White

“horus non number nisi serenas” (i only count the sunny hours.) -william hazlitt

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the northern hemisphere summer solstice will occur at 5:14 a.m. et on june 21, 2022

the hour is upon us

 

“an inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade.”

-confucius

at last, may.

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yes it was yesterday, i think they may have over-celebrated and lost count. 

the fairy dance

the soft stars are shining,

the moon is alight;

the folk of the forest

are dancing tonight:

o swift and gay

is the song that they sing:

they float and sway

as they dance in a ring.

o seek not to find them,

the wee folk so fair;

they’re shy as the swallow

and swift as the air:

if you come, they are gone

like a snowflake in may:

like a breath, like a sigh,

they vanish away.

 

-katherine davis (1892-1980)

 

 

 

image source: peter gray’s vintage art and postcards

on the spring equinox.

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now is this isn’t a sure sign of spring, i don’t know what is…

 

“spring makes its own statement,

so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of his instruments,

not the composer.”     

-geoffrey charlesworth

Art credit: Margaret Tarrant – The Fairy Troupe / Spring’s Flowery Cloak. Circa 1920s painting. A female sprite with a blue cloak shepherds tiny fairies and elves, each carrying a spring flower, through the undergrowth. Published by the Medici Society. 

never enough time.

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and once again

the meaningless disruption

of daylight savings time

has returned

 leaving

many of us

unmoved by it.

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

-bill watterson, calvin and hobbes

 

 

 

image credit: wallhere.com

days to…

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spring is just around the corner

Almost halfway thru January, February is a short month, then March …

it’s like only 20 minutes (as per Jerry Seinfeld’s calculations)

click on link below to see how much longer….

https://countdown.onlineclock.net/countdowns/spring/

this is the solstice.

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“this is the solstice,

the still point of the sun,

it’s cusp and midnight,

the year’s threshold and unlocking,

where the past lets go of and becomes the future;

the place of caught breath,

the door of a vanished house left ajar.”

-margaret atwood

 

 

 

art credit: Alica Block