Monday, October 25, 2010

The Magnetism of Nature

Overcast sky where I live.  A gray squirrel skedaddled across the front sidewalk and up a boulevard tree.  The little guy must be busy foraging his winter stash of food.  We seem to be teetering right on the very edge of a seasonal change.  Actually, we're under a high-wind alert until Wednesday, but as of yet there doesn't seem to be more than a slight breeze.

Soon we'll be sitting indoors looking out at blustery winds, and there will be blizzard warnings.  Last year at this time we already had snow.  My husband used to go out west hunting the first weekend in November, and without fail the guys drove home in a nasty winter snowstorm.  So, it won't be long before we'll be lighting the fireplace, burning candles, bringing out the afghans, and snuggling in.  One of the fun things to do this time of year is go through pictures.  I would like to share a few of ours that I think are pretty special.

The patio in wintertime

Autumn Apples


Dig Those Eyes!

Who Are You?

Rocks and Roots
Stunning Swan
Smooth Sailing in the Sky

The Congregation

Icicles and Snow

Dew Drops on my Magnificent Irises

"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars.....
and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.
  Everything is simply happy.
Trees are happy for no reason;
they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents
and they are not going to become rich and they will never have a bank balance.
Look at the flowers - for no reason.
It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are."