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30 November

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29 November

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the last of the yellow leaves have fallen








friday finds

friday photo journal 

our beautiful world







27 November

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the blue spruce sits in the park just outside our door
this weekend the season officially begins and we will see it lit up and beribboned 

abc wednesday
outdoor wednesday
sweet shot

26 November

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there was an old bureau in the kitchen
which had three drawers
yesterday when she came in from walking the beach
she had placed her treasures on top

and now there was a cozy melange



  the top drawer was filled with table linens and mismatched cloth napkins that had been

collected over the years,

ribbons, bits of twine, an old bottle of glue,
 some yellow string that had once been wrapped around a gift
and three pairs of scissors with red handles
the second drawer held hats and mittens and woolen sweaters
 thick sweatshirts at the ready for walks on the beach with  guests who had underestimated the wind
that swept off the sea as they walked the beach,
 a faded green dog leash for when Sally came to visit  and some old toys that every one had forgotten were in there
the bottom drawer stuck and was hard to close
it held old photographs and scraps of fabric

things that no one looked at very often
bits and pieces of the home where they lived


texture tuesday
nature notes

25 November

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24 November

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to be honest i feel powerless in my choice
it is my habit to attend these gatherings
though i regard them 
mostly as cycles of suffering

days on the calendar
I learned the lesson long ago
 it is futile to fight the false sense of virtue

i hope only to be able to create a gap 
in which i see the true thanksgiving


and i look forward to my undoing


the sunday whirl

dverse

24 November

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i am thankful for our home on this rather tiny island
and for the beautiful view that greets me each morning

horizon





my man has a sharp intellect and a sharp wit




leather


blue

diagonal lines



scavenger hunt sunday

our beautiful world

22 November

that morning the snow came down

falling so softly they hardly knew it was snow at all

footsteps led to the path in the wood

where the snow landed on yellow birch leaves




trifecta

poetry pantry

22 November

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the weather has turned at last
mornings are chilly and evenings are darn right cold
~ i have reached the end of the semester and am buried under school projects
so this weekend i will be doing school work all day every day
~ i haven't had much of a chance to get out of doors to take pictures

this shot of the red twigs is one of the few pictures I've taken all week
i miss it
~ there is a tree in the school parking lot which i love
every morning i touch it gently as i walk by

and it touches me back
~ i am making pies and turnip for thanksgiving
but my mother is making the turkey
yay!

random 5 friday

 friday finds

friday photo journal


21 November

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one leaf from the yellow wood
where they walked in the late afternoon
curling in as if to beckon one deeper into the forest



little things thursday
favorite things thursday

20 November

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Seed pods in the autumn garden 
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since most of us will spend a goodly part of the coming months
indoors with our friends and family
it seems a good time for remembering that
we reap what we sow
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abc wednesday
outdoor wednesday

19 November

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peeling back the layers

now is the time for using onions from the local community gardens




texture tuesday
nature notes

18 November

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leaves are falling all around
It is stormy this morning and dark still
here and there headlights from the cars that leave early for work come down the curved hill 
out of the little village
 and onto the causeway that will take them past my house and off island 
into the city
last night just at twilight the fog crept in and covered the empty field
now the wind is blowing heavy raindrops against the kitchen windows
while i sit here at the table in the lamplight
with my coffee


mosaic monday

17 November

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she sat at an isolated table in the corner of a darkened bar her legs were long and lanky stretched out beneath her her mouth was silky smooth and her wit was razor sharp he had gotten close enough to feel her pain and know that her breath was as sweet as the whiskey  she was drinking from a murky shot glass that left a puddle on the scarred wooden table
he had been a bit befuddled at first  when he saw her walking out of the marsh but now he knew she was not a part of the human race





sunday whirl
dverse



my boyfriend just told me that he has met a few women like this.....

17 November

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pattern


sunglasses



round

 The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other;
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
The moon on my left and the dawn on my right-
My brother, good morning; my sister, good night.


looking into the wood



crunchy leaves underfoot




scavenger hunt sunday


15 November

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we spent Thursday afternoon with my daughters and Joe's sons
we walked the November wood under a moon mostly full 
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our weather is finally beginning to get cold 
every night we turn on the electric "wood stove" 
~~~ sunsets have been stunning lately
~~~ this weekend i will be doing nothing but school work
I have quite a bit due on monday
and quite a bit more due after that....
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i plan on making blankets for my daughters for Christmas....
actually it will be a continuation of the blankets i planned on making for them last Christmas
stay tuned....








yarn along friday photo journal
random 5 friday
friday finds

14 November

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13 November

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I've heard that she who laughs, will last i cannot say if this is true my life's gone by so very fast and as for laughs, I've had a few
my cares upon the winds, I cast and sailed away upon the sea straight and solid was my mast and my longing to be free
been times life's hit me with a blast or rocked me sweet and slow i hear the whispers of my past singing soft and low
my future yet is shining vast fate mingles with my own free will I've heard that she who laughs, will last and as for laughs, I'm laughing still




poetry jam











13 November

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they wandered past railings in the november wood

  following the path to the long field 
 and picnicked on gingersnaps
in the lowering sun



 abc wednesday
outdoor wednesday

11 November

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great oaks from little acorns grow


I heart macro


12 November

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autumn is a lovely time for a 
 ride through the crisp yellow wood


texture tuesday
nature notes

11 November

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an ordinary morning




humming Julia in the sunny kitchen
with you
 an instant of dignity in the morning drill

i wonder where the years have gone

you are the star i use to navigate my visions
yours is the stride i use to measure what we gain

late morning light streams  though the window
 and I buckle under the grace

humming Julia in the sunny kitchen

with you





the sunday whirl
poetry pantry


11 November

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8 November

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8 November

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in the late afternoon sunlight

the gate stands open
welcoming a weary traveller
and all who enter through the garden gate
know that they are in a special place
quite apart from the day to day world
there's something about a gate in the garden
that makes one believe in fairies
and magical lands

a gate in the garden is so much more than just a space in the fence
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I am quite glad to have it be friday
friday is such a pleasant sort of day
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I am very glad as well to be sharing random 5 Friday here today
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We have had some wonderful walking weather so far this autumn
~~~ the time change really messed with me this past week
I've been sleeping on my feet by 6:45 at night
and in the morning I've done all my chores
by 6:30!



 random 5 friday

friday finds


8 November

ocean of love
break me with
the strength of a murmur

ocean of love
high upon these misty mountaintops
all rivers
all streams
flow downhill

ocean of love
crash me
splash me
break me with the strength of a murmer

hunkered down in the these trenches with you baby
the moon and stars glimmer on the bay
outside our bedroom window



imaginary garden with real toads






River  Ocean Love Moon Stars Strength Stream Crash Waterfall Splash Break Flow Murmur Trenches Gorges Downhill Lakes Mountaintops Bay Jungle Ponds


7 November

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to walk around the island was one of her favorite things

 the smell of the leaves
the crunch and shuffle of them underfoot

she loved to see them floating gently down 
shining in the light against the blue autumn sky

all blown about and blustery
during a rainy windstorm in November
there are those who rake them up as soon as they fall
let life rush by their doorways


there is a sweetness when one lingers in the autumn

and for a little while

she lets the leaves stay as they lay 






little things thursday

thursday favorite things

home acre hop




6 November

I know for sure that love is all there is
all there is that matters anyhow
i know for sure that forgiveness counts
i know for sure that 
what i put out has a direct correlation
with what i take in
I wish I knew for sure 
how to get through my day without
a mad crazy craving for ice cream
and I wish I knew for sure
how to speak French or Latin
or play the flute
or the fiddle
i wish i knew for sure
how to paint a beautiful water color
i don't know for sure 
how it will all turn out in the end
but i know for sure that 
i'd rather be surprised
I know for sure that
things have been pretty topsy turvy so far
and that at 50 years old 
i have no better understanding 
than i did when i was 25



poetry jam





6 November

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Just wait till next year, Charlie Brown. You'll see!
Next year at this same time, I'll find a pumpkin patch that is sincere
 and I'll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears.
 He'll rise out of that pumpkin patch
 and he'll fly through the air with his bag of toys.
 The Great Pumpkin will appear and I'll be waiting for him.

outdoor wednesday




5 November

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in the garden
out and about


texture tuesday
nature notes 
garden tuesday


4 November

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a little bird told me some wishes came true in Boston

mosaic monday
amaze me Monday

3 November

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dress up


the woods are dressed up in all their splendor for the final performance



eye candy

pumpkin






spooky


orange


scavenger hunt sunday

1 November

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this is one of my favorite things about where I live
I come over the causeway and am blessed with this beautiful view
from my living room window I see just to the left of this Boston skyline
i walked across the street to the beach to take this shot
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I have to go to the registry of motor vehicles 
I think it will take at least an entire day
I'm bringing some reading materials
and lunch...
Joe and I are both doing a lot of studying
every night we are both working on school things
it's kind of nice
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I just found a site that lists all kinds of candy that is gluten free
I did not need this information
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I have started having hot flashes
not fun
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Yay Sox!!


random 5 friday

friday finds