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Friday Favorite: Fall Color

October 17th, 2014

Every fall I am reminded of this quote:

“Mostly what’s on my mind right now are the falls colors. I go around gaping, as if I have never seen anything like it before. Perhaps I haven’t, I’m never quite sure. I could see this display every year and not grow tired of it, like seeing the flight of geese, or hearing the bird songs in spring. I remember, and that might reduce the amazement. But I don’t remember the edge–the vividness of the spectacle.”

Bernd Heinrich (A Year In The Maine Woods)

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I never tire of the beauty this time of year, the leaf change is one of the most remarkable things during the year. It happens at the perfect time, otherwise autumn would be a very depressing time. It won’t be long until everything is brown, but until them I’ll be soaking in all the beautiful colors as much as I can. There are lots of things to love about fall, cooler temperatures, root vegetables, winter squash, etc. What I love most is the exuberance of the leaf change, I know it’s coming every year and it still takes me by surprise, like the grand finale of a fireworks show!

What’s your favorite things about fall?

Quote of the Day: John Calvin

May 9th, 2010

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice.

John Calvin


I’m very thankful for the changing seasons. I enjoy living in a place with such a stark difference between spring/summer/fall/winter. It seems the long dark colorless winter, makes me even more thankful for color in the garden, especially all the green leaves and the green grass.

The green is so invigorating, I’m happy looking out the windows and seeing world of green. I’m happy to once again to hear leaves on the trees when the wind blows. I’m happy to see color dotting the garden here and there.

What’s your favorite part of the change from winter to summer?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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