on a long walk in the park each day
i see people and animals outside
staying a safe distance from each other
“nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
-henry david thoreau
“but which is the stone that supports the bridge?”
ramsey canyon preserve, sierra vista, az – walking in beauty with my sister
what a lovely little place
discovered on a walk in the woods
nestled beneath the old trees
resting on a blanket
of the softest pine needles
open to all who happen by
who lives here?
“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”
nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018
came upon this peaceful man
sleepy with quiet thoughts
on a quiet noon
spent in bandamer park
ann arbor, mi. usa
“summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.”
-ray bradbury, now and forever
coming across these stairs
in the middle of the woods
wondering what they once led to
and how much time has been lost
since they led anyone there?
“lost time is never found again. “
kuebler langford park, ann arbor, michigan, usa
walking through a park
on a beautiful day
looking up to the sky
quietly sitting way up there
was a very polite and interested audience
it was standing room only.
“ive never had any idea that what I like would resonate with the audience, and i’m pleasantly surprised when it does.”
-tom petty (r.i.p.)
south pond park, ann arbor, michigan, usa
fall is only ‘fall’ to americans, even though the term was coined in britain.
what do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, apples, squash and pumpkins?
that was the word used until the 1300s to describe the next few months of weather.
because “harvest” also meant the gathering of ripe crops, when the word “autumn” showed up in english writing, its popularity soared.
some time after, poets coined the phrase “the fall of leaves” — shortened to “fall” in the 1600s.
the word “autumn” still remained popular throughout england’s period of colonizing the world.
the lack of consistent communication between the english and the people in the american colonies led to differences in the language.
by the mid-1800s, the word “fall” had firmly rooted itself in america.
and apparently something was again lost in translation
when communicating with mother nature
as yesterday was the official first day of
and our temps in michigan were in the 90s.
(photo: fuller park, ann arbor, mi, usa)
credit: cnn news