the big guy checks out the situation.
“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes.
Fine and dandy for Valentine candy.
if you’re not mitten-smitten,
you’ll be frostbitten!
By jing-y feels spring-y.”
― The Old Farmer’s Almanac
now that the day of winter solstice has passed
we are already adding seconds/minutes of daylight to each new day
working our way back toward the summer solstice
i hope to use the extra light wisely.
6,400,099,980 moments constitute a single day. every single one of those moments provides an opportunity to reestablish our will. even the snap of a finger provides us with sixty-five opportunities to wake up and to choose actions that will produce beneficial karma and turn our lives around.”
-dogen zenji-13th century zen master
(as quoted by ruth ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being.)
“in seed time learn,
in harvest teach,
in winter enjoy.”
image credit: karen whitworth
-the light returns, winter solstice sunrise, birch forest – alaska print
daylight saving time ends tonight
“time does not pass, it continues”
image credit: vpub.gif
‘there is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky.’
-percy bysshe shelly
i’m not sure about today’s
hail, rain, snow, sun, wind, lightning, and thunder.
i suppose some could classify these as ‘luster’,
but probably not ‘harmony.’
“october is the month for painted leaves….
as fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall,
so the year near its setting.
october is its sunset sky; november the later twilight.’
~henry david thoreau, “Autumnal Tints”
image credit: “Autumnal Equinox” by Maggie Vandewalle – TREES