Things Left Behind

florida-boat-2012Sometimes we mean to come back to them, even when we know they might not be there when we come back

sand-castleSometimes we’re just done

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hoopsSometimes it’s just not right

IMG_0008and other times it can’t be helped

zen-leafYes, it’s really Fall now, here in the Northern Hemisphere. Almost time for some things to close, but not yet

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(Actually — disclaimer notice — this park is in Florida. I suppose it only closes when the winds come. Well, sometimes life is like that too. )

Putting Our Backs Into It

man-in-shorts-walkingBacks are kind of wonderful. They enable us to walk after all (just try it when your back is out) and they go on expressing a whole lot more than we think, behind our backs, as it were.

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Sometimes it’s determination

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and sometimes just attitude

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or conscientiousness

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or maybe, resignation

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or that end of the day thing

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which everybody gets

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Where Are the Rocking Chairs of Yesterday?

circa-rocker-aug-14The easy answer, of course, is at the antique store, at the second-hand shop, maybe, in your attic. Not in mine, I’m sorry to say. I have a rocking chair, but it dates to 1989 and you can tell.

my-rocking-chairIt isn’t very comfortable either — at least for me. At one time in my life (somewhere in the 90’s) I had a group that met regularly at my apartment. One tall young man always took this chair. Then I realized why it wasn’t comfortable for (short) me.  Rocking chairs have a symbolic quality, not just because they’re what we’re supposed to be sitting in, whiling away old age. At least I choose to think that. I think they might stand for ease in company — for anybody.

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What Was Old Is New Again

circa-green-chairs-aug-14A favorite aunt brought me to the first second-hand store I ever went to. We had to drive quite a distance to find it. In our rural area, if you were done with something, you just gave it to somebody else. It was quite amazing to find you could just go out to a store and find treasures. These photos were take outside Circa, one of my favorite treasure hordes.

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And this is the item I would have bought, had I the money or space for it. I likes these bowls too.

circa-pots-aug-14and this

circa-group-aug-14and I was tempted (as always) to go inside.

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But this is what I really would have bought. Doesn’t it look comfy? circa-rocker-aug-14

 

Learning From More Than Books

school-garden-signThe children whose school garden this is have been learning something more than reading and writing. Yesterday, thanks to a friend, I was able to visit and see school-garden-pumpkinwhat they’ve been growing in a beautiful garden, which is now somewhat past its prime, but still producing

squash-hidingfood and other beautiful things

school-garden-flowersas well as lessons. The plant below, I’m informed, is okra

okraand this next is a pumpkin blossom. This garden obviously wants to keep on going.

pumpkin-blossomAfter that pleasant visit, I went on over to Whole Foods for some provisioning of my own and found that they were into the school garden spirit too.

whole-foods-garden-icon-thrand had some lovely produce of their own to display.

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I was glad for all of it, and for these flowers too.

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A Farewell To Geese

goose-in-chargeDo I photograph geese a lot? I photograph geese a lot. Perhaps for the same reason people climb mountains or rob banks. They’re there. Or here. And then they leave, but only for a while. Despite their Canadian nomenclature, they don’t seem to like the pond as well when it’s frozen over. Which brings to mind a picture of a goose in ice skates. Never mind. I would certainly photograph that if it appeared. Meanwhile,

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geese-splashingthere’s what geese really do.

goose-bullyinggeese-crossing-roadincluding hold up traffic. Ave, vale, guys. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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The Pond Again

pond-at-its-bestWhatever the season, I like to go and look at the pond, and sometimes take its picture.

fall-on-the-pondIn the Fall, which is fast upon us here, it has a quality of stillness that’s different from other times of the year.

pond-busySome things are closing down. geese-in-a-gaggleThe geese will leave for a while, probably come back around March. And this picture (from a year ago) reminds me what’s coming.

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