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lost time.

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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. “

-benjamin franklin

 

 

kuebler langford park, ann arbor, michigan, usa

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audience.

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walking through a park

on a beautiful day

 looking up to the sky

and 

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

falling.

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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?

harvest.

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 

fall/harvest/autumn

and our temps in michigan were in the 90s. 

(photo: fuller park, ann arbor, mi, usa)

 

 

 

credit: cnn news

‘shrooms.

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in keeping with the food theme of the month

and lucky timing

i visited mushroom park

as part of my ann arbor park walk

and there i found

 a wonderful unique park

smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood

surrounded by

a group of small rolling grassy berms

 once i walked through the path between the little hills

there was a sweet little playground

and a series of

interesting psychedelic painted ceramic mushrooms

it had a very special feel about it

i kept expecting to cross paths with a gnome or fae folk

instead i found a colorful hand-painted rock

one had left behind

and if i had to guess

i’d say that this charming little park

just may have been created in the ’60s.

“i’m just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it?”

-joe pesci

 

credits: mushroominfo.com, national food days/months

 

 

don’t forget.

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what a lovely coincidence

that on this day

as i continue on my city parks journey

and drive through a neighborhood

i am lost

until

i come to the intersection of

pamela and patricia

the names of

my two sisters

one still with us

 one gone forever

and today –

her birthday

i look ahead to find

they’ve led me

to the beautiful park right in front of me.

“don’t forget to leave your handprints on the ones you love

and your footprints around the neighborhood.”
― lisa c. miller