Feel-good Friday: FALLing

But then fall comes,


kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favourite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” ― Stephen King, Salem’s Lot.

And then there’s all the colourful Autumn Bounty – Market Freshfallbounty2fallbounty3fallbounty4fallbounty1“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsfallbounty5

“Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.”
―  Yasmin Mogahed, Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life’s Shackles

Photos (autumn bounty): Colleen Kohse

Have a good FALL!

Feel-good Friday: turning over a new LEAF

As with snowflakes, it is said that no two leaves are alike

or with your dog
or with your dog

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. – Henry David ThoreauFall2Not that I have much choice in the matter but I’ve let go of summer and I’m embracing Fall, realizing that I adapt quite easily to the given seasons and welcome the change.  We always adjust and every season has its beauty.  Besides I always loved Autumn Leaves the song in all its variations.  leaves3If you’ve ever been to places like Quebec , Vermont or Maine to witness the Fall Foliage you have seen nature in all its colourful glory.

patterns on pavement
patterns on pavement

Fall1On a regular walk the other day I really paid attention to the leaves in all their shapes, colours and the varying degrees of vegetation…on the ground, on the trees and falling from them and especially all the dried up ones that make crunchy noises when you walk over them.  It’s appreciating and welcoming nature and the changes that go along with each season.  I’m in a more symbolic and poetic mood lately cause life is too short to worry about stupid things, things you can’t change and I’m willing to embrace whatever will come…especially if it’s something good.

A few quotes I like:leaves1

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. – Hal Borland


Photos: d. king

because DOGS need culture too
because DOGS need culture too along with nature