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Quote of the Day: Autumn

October 11th, 2015

“At this season, change was in the air itself, the scents of ripeness and death borne on the breeze, and the breath of winter in its chill. Still, they rhythms of the turning each brought change that was expected, ordained; body and mind met it with knowledge and–on the whole–with peace.”

Diana Gabaldon in The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

fall cleanup 1
fall leaves
fall garden 1
whispers of fall 3
I hope you are enjoying the season, whether you live in a place with fall or not. I really enjoy the beauty that comes in this season before winter. The days are colder, the leaves are falling, the garden plants have pretty much stopped growing. It’s time for rest, for gardens and gardeners alike.

4 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Autumn”
  1. Brenda on October 11, 2015 at 5:05 am

    It is spring here for us, we are enjoying getting out in the garden and enjoying the sunshine!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on October 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Susy, yes, there is a tint of fall color starting to show itself here. The trees continue to drop leaves even though they are still green. Usually by now the trees are beautiful with fall colors but this year is entirely different with little change going on. Fall is my second best season with Spring being the first. This garden year flew by so fast that I can’t believe it’s really over. Cleanup has started at Terra Nova Gardens and as the cleanup goes so does thoughts about next year. It’s been a different but pleasant gardening year. Some accomplishments have been made but many more are still in the planning department. My tomato vines look all dried up with a few straggler tomatoes still trying to mature before the frost. We are headed for a extreme temperature 88 today which is a full 20 degrees above normal. The entire week will be in the middle 70s. Our first frost date is supposed to October 15th. I really should have planted a Fall garden. Oh, well, next year maybe. :-)

    Have a great Maine Fall day.

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  3. Chris on October 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I have mixed feelings about Fall because I know what follows..ha ha! It is a beautiful season though.
    Love your Fall photos today…especially the second one!

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  4. Dee/reddirtramblings on October 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Gorgeous photos and such an apt quote. Happy Fall.~~Dee

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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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