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Quote of the Day: Maria Augusta Trapp

November 20th, 2011

Now it was November,
and the trees had shed their last golden tear;
the weather was often rough.

Maria Augusta Trapp The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

All the leaves are gone from the trees now and things are getting stark. The weather is shifting from fall to winter; the days are no longer warm and golden as the fierce winds blow away the remaining bits of fall.

One of the things I appreciate about the trees being without leaves is that we can see the sunsets in all their beauty. From mid-November through March we notice the sunset each evening and are often captivated by how beautiful it is. I suppose it’s this nice all year long, we just can’t see it because of the trees that block it from our view.

What time of the year do you notice sunsets the most?

Reading & Watching

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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.