Tag Archives | fall

autumn

Another year gone

  Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in the shadows, unmattering back from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds and the wanderings of […]

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blue nights

The summer is gone

“As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do), you experience an actual chill, at the moment you first notice: the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone.” – Joan Didion, Blue Nights

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brothers

Week in the life: September 14th

A peek into my week The outline below was inspired by The Scattered Life Collective vision of Cynthia Lee. out the window Fall flowers spied on my walk to work this week: Coreopsis (tick seed) and sedum (pictured at left.) on the menu We had delicious fresh turkey sausage from our local Lakewinds Food Co-op […]

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This is livin’!

It was a fall day just like today about 8 years ago when I had a very memorable encounter with an irrepressible chimney sweep named Victor. We needed to have the chimney cleaned in our new home and were lucky to have Victor’s business, Copperfield Chimney Sweeps, recommended to us. Victor is a local guy, with […]

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The ease of endings

I have been grieving.  This season has found me going inward, craving quiet, and restlessly seeking to pry open my tightly-fisted hands. During the last six weeks or so, I’ve been blindsided by the iron grip of past griefs I thought had long loosened. I’ve also been watching fearfully as the shiny, alluring dreams I […]

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me and mom walking in the snowy woods

See with every turning day

See with every turning day, how each season wants to make a child of you again, wants you to become a seeker after rainfall and birdsong, watch how it weathers you to a testing in the tried and true, tells you with each falling leaf, to leave and slip away, even from the branch that […]

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Let go

The season of letting go

Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change. – Edwin Teale ———————– I’m writing this on a gorgeous fall Minneapolis day. It is so beautifully warm and clear-blue skied outside that we could be forgiven for disputing […]

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Cuisine’s kindest course

Ah yes. Soup. When fall arrives, I make a big pot of it nearly every weekend.    More than eating it, there is something about the process of making the soup that centers me. Preparing something so nurturing for my family and friends feeds my soul; If I am away from home, one of the […]

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