‘the winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.’
image credit: Holding the Moon by Eric Houck
“february, a form
pale-vestured, wildly fair,
one of the north wind’s daughters,
with icicles in her hair.
~Edgar Fawcett, “The Masque of Months,” -1878
image credits: teodora paintings
, magic onions
jodie in the parking lot at mackinac island airport –
january in northern michigan
“i like the gizmos that transport people.”
-chris van allsburg – (michgan native and author of the polar express)
credits: Mackinac Island Dockporters Association, jodie, roger priebe
autumn is my time.
i am most radiant and full of energy
when the leaves are falling
there is a ghost of change in the air.
as october begins
the parks and i
change with the season.
(now at 120 and 30-some to go)
north lilley park, ann arbor, mi, usa
local scarecrow goes down in the heat
and perhaps looks forward to a cooler season.
“if you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?”
“at last came the golden month of the wild folk–
honey-sweet May, when the birds come back,
and the flowers come out,
and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”
― samuel scoville jr.
image credit: proteus, ‘the elfin maypole float, 1887