Sunday, October 30, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
|It's October and the leaves are turning colors. Today is chilly and drizzling here and I am indoors sitting beside a fire. It is the perfect time for a poem! Click the photos to enlarge.
Tree and Sky
by William Carlos Williams
the bare brush of
of tree stands alone
upon its battered hummock---
among the shufflings
of the distant
opens the unmoving
Sunday, October 16, 2022
|The leaves in the mountains around Frackville, Pa are perfectly lovely right now. I had a short trip there this week. The autumn foliage was stunning. Click to enlarge.
|It reminded me of a couple of things that I think I heard first in elementary school. Like...
What happens when winter is coming? ... Autumn leaves!
Why is it so easy to trick an autumn leaf? ... They'll fall for anything!
|And... I mainly use the word autumn instead of fall. I hope it does not lead to my downautumn. LoL!
Sunday, October 9, 2022
|Autumn colors are getting better every day here in South Jersey.
|Like this. Click to enlarge.
|And -- from my favorite poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, a stanza from the poem "Autumn:"
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning “no.”
Sunday, October 2, 2022
|I had heard that their scent was delicious so I sniffed a few recently and I can attest that they have a lovely, sweet, orangey aroma.
|But why do they bloom at night? And why produce a scent anyway?
|Because their pollinators are mainly moths who are attracted by scents and are active at night. It all seems perfectly logical now, right?