Tag Archives: Seasons

Life and death in the forest

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” –  The Buddha My wife and I try to hike in the Pisgah National Forest every Sunday, specifically in … Continue reading

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A man walks into a bar….

“A man walks into a bar with a cheese sandwich under his arm. “A pint of Guinness for me and the cheese sandwich,” he says to the barman. “I’m sorry, sir,” replies the barman, “we don’t serve food in here.” … Continue reading

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As the wind blows

An ancient breeze blows through the trees, Shaking yellow dust off limbs that sway in motion. The air is filled with tiny spores of Spring, Journeys carried in gust beyond our horizons. As Winters death releases her cold grip, Life pulls itself … Continue reading

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What are you doing this weekend?

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” –  George Eliot What are you doing this weekend? Me? I will be blowing leaves, … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Acorns part II

Back in August I posted my acorn thoughts, reflections and predictions. Well here I sit, October 20th and we, as I thought we would, are being bombarded by acorns. Apparently, this is a big year for acorns not only in … Continue reading

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The fading sun

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” –  Walt Whitman   My cycling season is winding down, that is, the opportunity to get a ride in after work. We made it back to the car yesterday at around … Continue reading

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A Poem: Shadow of Fall

The Summer heat bends me like dry grass in a field, brown and broken Taking shelter from the sun’s rays of cruelty and disdain for all that venture forth I count the days in degrees, a human measure of intolerance and humidity … Continue reading

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