Category Archive: October 2013

October 31, 2013

The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats… Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on… Continue reading

October 30, 2013

Around and around the house the leaves fall thick—but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is somber and slow. Let the gardener sweep and sweep the turf… Continue reading

October 29, 2013

In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew… Continue reading

October 28, 2013

I step outside and the chilly air tightens the skin on my bare arms…. Fall colors…. so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color,… Continue reading

October 27, 2013

“You didn’t tell me you were going to kill it.”  – Linus, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown   FOCUS:  Seasonal With a busy week ahead, we decided to carve our pumpkins a… Continue reading

October 26, 2013

The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground. – Andrea Gibson   FOCUS:  Nature Swirling in the streets, piling up in yards and crunching under… Continue reading

October 25, 2013

The perfect weather of Indian Summer lengthened and lingered, warm sunny days were followed by brisk nights with Halloween a presentiment in the air. – Wallace Stegner   FOCUS:  Nature Oh how fortunate… Continue reading

October 24, 2013

Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever. – Aleksandar Hemon   FOCUS:  Self Portrait (well… sort of) Just a little nod to all of those Halloween horror movies…    

October 23, 2013

Spending time in a graveyard can teach you a lot about living. When I stopped at each grave I swear I could almost hear the silent stories of perfect strangers. Their tombs like… Continue reading

October 22, 2103

Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. – Shauna Niequist FOCUS:  Food Is there anything… Continue reading

October 21, 2013

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth… Continue reading

October 20, 2013

Oh, what a tangled web we weave…   FOCUS:  Black & White How disappointed this spider will be when she comes home to discover all she’s caught in her web is a lowly… Continue reading

October 19, 2013

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. – John Muir     FOCUS: … Continue reading

October 18, 2013

Autumn is the hush before winter. ~French Proverb   FOCUS:  Nature I am truly in love with the autumn we are having here in Colorado.  The weather has been spectacular, and the colors… Continue reading

October 17, 2013

She calls it “stick season,” this slow disrobing of summer,  leaf by leaf, till the bores of tall trees rattle and scrape in the wind. –   Eric Pinder   FOCUS:  Digital Art I… Continue reading

October 16, 2013

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. ~Chad Sugg   FOCUS:  Nature The heart-shaped leaves our Eastern Redbud tree turn a brilliant yellow each… Continue reading

October 15, 2013

October baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy And nurse me with spilt pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets And carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. –… Continue reading

October 14, 2013

The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the… Continue reading

October 13, 2013

October inherits summer’s hand-me-downs: the last of the ironweed, its purple silken tatters turning brown, and the tiny starry white asters tumbling untidily on the ground like children rolling with laughter; stiff, drying… Continue reading

October 12, 2013

Fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; …The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world’s oldest performance art, and everything we see is… Continue reading

October 11, 2013

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  – Albert Camus   FOCUS:  Nature Today I focused on the subtler touches of autumn… a delicate vine, a fallen leaf, the… Continue reading

October 10, 2013

The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost. – John Greenleaf Whittier   FOCUS:  Nature A little tribute to the humble garden mum, which is the… Continue reading

October 9, 2013

In October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they… Continue reading

October 8, 2013

Is not this a true autumn day?  Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on… Continue reading

October 7, 2013

It was one of those perfect autumnal days, which occur more frequently in memory than in life. The rich colors of grass and earth were intensified by the mellow light of a sun… Continue reading

October 6, 2013

Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun. Roll out the barrel, we’ve got the blues on the run. Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer. Now’s the… Continue reading

October 5, 2013

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are… Continue reading

October 4, 2013

A wet autumn morning… The first snowfall of the season, blossom sized flakes falling languidly and melting on the ground, a premature snow fall delicate as lace, rapidly melting. – Joyce Carol Oates… Continue reading

October 3, 2013

There ought to be a way to combine “autumn” and “morning” into one word, the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity. ~Terri Guillemets   FOCUS:  Nature This… Continue reading

October 2, 2013

Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin…. We anxiously anticipate it every year. – Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer  … Continue reading

October 1, 2013

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.   FOCUS:  Still Life October has arrived, and with it comes all the glory… Continue reading