Sunday, October 27, 2013

THe Moments No. 27

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“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.”Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows

   So here in the Northeast everyday we see rapid changes as the daylight shortens and the darkness grows.  It is not a time in some ways that most look forward to. After long carefree bright summer days we are gradually drawn into days of gray and brown, all around you can see the changes, in the plants and birds, insects , animals, life as most know it slows and hibernates. Yet this is not completely true if you get out and look for it.  We have a whole new set of birds in the winter months that come down from Canada, we can Ice Fish, some mammals truly do hibernate but there are many that continue to wander about leaving us fun tracks to ponder about- seeing "who was in the neighborhood?" and what they were up to.  The Coyote are often very active this time of year and last night boy were they were noisy. There is a whole host of house tightening activities, getting out snow shovels, storm windows, putting away summer fun, stacking, moving wood, stocking up on birdseed, salt, things that become the necessaries of a new season. The marvel is that each and every day is different. This grass is just coming into its season as so many other plants are at the end of theirs.
We celebrate its uniqueness and beauty and wonder.

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