Autumn sunset

It’s been a long time since I witnessed a sunset from my front porch. But I’m no longer driving to my father’s house every day to help care for him and then coming home after dark each evening. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday after eight months of being in at-home hospice care. He was…

A little Autumn color

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte

Late October

Brilliant colors on the Red Maple this year “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” – Leif Enger

Beauty is a fragile thing

It looks like a Luna Moth except that it is brown instead of green. And its wings appear to be very fragile, like brown leaves or even thin brown paper. “Beauty is a fragile thing.” (Ovid)

A hint of Autumn

We may be in the dog days of summer, but leaves on the maple tree are already beginning to show a hint of the cooler weather to come.

The Hawk Feather

I often find hawk feathers on my property. This one was on my gravel driveway, but I left it alone because according to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to own hawk feathers or to remove them from one’s property. However, by the next day it had disappeared anyway. “Lean forward into…

Pocket of joy: Dianthus

This one is for my aunt in Paris. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times.