Tag Archives: fall

November’s Welcome

Sometimes, in our share of the Ohio River Valley, summer slams into winter without much autumn to buffer the shock. September and October days that seem more June-like keep us in shorts and flip-flops. Our sweaters pine away in the … Continue reading

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As Summer Slips Away

Summer loosens her grip on us reluctantly in our part of Kentucky, snug on the southern shores of the Ohio River Valley. The heat and humidity claw at us through the month of August and  well into September. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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In A Vase…err…Pumpkin On Monday

And so Monday arrives with all the baggage she brings. The weekend is in the rear-view mirror, the work week  begins. Five long days to slog through on our way to another glorious October weekend. Five more long days ’til … Continue reading

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Cosmos: A Gardentime Odyssey

“Let’s go wait out in the fields of the ones we love…” ~The National As the flowers wind down for the year, petals shriveling, stems and leaves hunched against the chilly October mornings, the Cosmos is still radiant, shooting up … Continue reading

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Bees & The Sweetness of October

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine October is the month that always seems to pass too quickly for … Continue reading

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The Bittersweet Melancholy of Summer’s End…

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.~John Steinbeck September and the remains of summer have all but slipped away. The warm spell we’re experiencing in our part of the Ohio River … Continue reading

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet and the Autumnal Equinox

This swiftly tilting planet (to steal a phrase from Madeleine L’Engle) is approaching equilibrium again today, giving us equal servings of light and darkness. And now those of us in the Northern Hemisphere begin our journey into night and winter … Continue reading

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