Monday, September 13, 2010

SEASONS CHANGE

We haven't had our first frost of the season, though other places have. We should receive ours before the weekend. Time to finish harvesting the produce from the micro-garden on our micro-holding. And look at the trees.

"Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall



"To brown and to yellow they fade.


"And then they have to die


 trapped within
The circle time parade of changes."


~ Phil Ochs, "Changes"

15 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

Beautiful! I loved fall when I was in Texas. In the NW I'm not liking it so much, it means the rains are coming.

lakeviewer said...

It's that time again; I don't want to rush the change, but it is all good.

potsoc said...

I do believe we are privileged to have four seasons, it keeps our hope alive.

Lee said...

It's teh sort of cycling I enjoy!

Teacher's Pet said...

Frost? Is that part of one of the seasons? :)))
Yes...living in South "Jawja" USA, I see very little if any of it during the winter....but I do feel a difference in the air this week...and how wonderful it is. Your photos are lovely....Thank you for sharing them along with "Changes."
Smiles from Jackie

The Blog Fodder said...

Wonderful pictures. Fall colours will be here soon. Our apples are red now and the walnuts are starting to drop off the tree. Soon we'll be able to make banana bread again as it tastes best with homegrown walnuts, you know.

Wendy said...

Change, transition, rebirth - wonderful cycles and necessary all. Enjoy the magic of the seasons and how they touch your corner of the world x

Reasons said...

I do miss the beautiful colours of a Canadian fall.

Hello Rob-Bear, sorry I haven't been in touch I didn't check my blogging e/mail to see your messages. I am alive and kicking and back in the land of blog. Enjoy the changing seasons. Keep posting those lovely pics. Jo xx

Rob-bear said...

® Diva: Seasons do change with regions. I grew up in Eastern Canada, and still miss the bright red colours of the maples and oaks in the fall.

® lakeviewer: Trying to rush the seasons, or push the river, is not helpful. Seasons unfold in their own time. Best enjoy each one to the fullest, indeed.

® potsoc: Actually, we have five seasons (thought I may have mentioned that before). We have "almost winter," (i.e. autumn) "winter," "still winter," "getting nicer," and "road construction."

® Lee: Great cycling weather indeed. If only I had the energy, I'd love to be at it.

® Jackie: "Frost" is the harbinger of "winter." That's one of our seasons, as I've explained to potsoc.

® BF: Banana bread with walnuts. Now that you've mentioned it, you're going to have to send me some.

® Wendy: The cycle of the seasons is essential; each plays its own part in the circle of the year. And I do my best to enjoy each in its time.

® Reasons: So glad you're back! And, as I told the Diva, I REALLY miss the autumn reds, as you might understand. I'd love to have a white or red oak, or a sugar maple in my yard.

ain't for city gals said...

Had to laugh at your comment about "five seasons"...that means in Arizona we have three...summmer, summer and road construction! maybe four if you don't blink too many times! Lovely pics...

Amanda said...

first frost -- yikes! get those green tomatoes off the vines and fry them up!

Nancy said...

It's hard to believe it's almost that time again. Doesn't it feel like the seasons are reeling past?

Rob-bear said...

® afcg: Sounds like you're trying to economize — three seasons instead of five. Whatever works, I guess.

® amanda: Actually, I'm trying to get the rest of the tomatoes in today. And, yes, most of them are green, and small. Oh, the "joys" of a cold, wet summer. (Perhaps I should blog about that.)

® Nancy: Yes. I'm still trying to figure out that happened to January.

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dear Bear! Such lovely photos...of my favorite season....which of course comes to you before it does to me as you are much further north. The words you've paired with this post are simply beautiful...they speak peace to the soul...I really love this post! Thank you!! Bear hugs to you from me, Janine