The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats. Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or... Continue Reading →
A brooding calm in all the air, A dreamy quiet everywhere... A golden glow to light the day That fades in purple mists away— This soothing calm, this presence bright, October's sweet and mellow light. ~Phebe A. Holder, "A Song of October"
The softened light, the veiling haze, The calm repose of autumn days. ~Phebe A. Holder (grass frond silhouette created using wax paper and a single light source)
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 a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet. Smoke... Continue Reading →
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 boil and bubble. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. -William Shakespeare FOCUS: Seasonal I must admit that... Continue Reading →
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 FOCUS: Still Life I just love pumpkins. Even saying the word 'pumpkin' makes me smile. Their cute, misshapen visages give each one... Continue Reading →