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Leaves…

We have entered into late fall – the leaves left on the trees are just fading flags from another season.  Most of the leaves in our garden are covering the lawn, piled in the corners of the yard or swept up in drifts to test our fortitude for raking…

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This is a dark time of year.  The light and bright Christmas season is just around the corner, but first we must work to finish the chores of autumn.  This year we have been lucky enough to have long stretches of dry weather and sun enough to take advantage of the changing colours in the world outside …

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…the changing leaves remind me to stop and see the world around me… my children are changing as quickly as the foliage!  I have to find the moments to see their changing colours too…

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“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” (Walt Whitman)

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So much joy can be found in the simplest things.  In a leaf, in the sparkling sun and water, in the colours of the beach pebbles, and in the clouds that find their way across the autumn evening sky…
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Have you seen the colours of the moments?

Fall, Leaves, Fall

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
(Emily Bronte)
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