Tuesday, September 10, 2013

watching the season enter

something keeps bugging me to write this morning----i haven't made up (except in my mind) any new recipes ---

the fall is coming strong our way----even though today and the next few days are promised to be more like summer---i feel the autumn winds and the autumn set of the afternoon sun-----

each season comes with excitement and dreams and memories----sometimes, i try and tell myself, to be careful not to let the past cloud my observation of life----you know what i mean?---

it's like when you go somewhere or have to do something that maybe you dread or fear the unknown---you can't help but have an expectation of what it will be like----at these moments i speak to me--"pretend you have no idea what this thing will be like--just go with it"----

and then there are certainly times when our remembrance can bring us comfort--and peace--as we look back on all that God has brought us through----the past is made perfect when we can see the pattern of our lives and not have too many regrets--

as i set my thoughts on the fall chill ahead and the cozy moments it all brings----i speak in whispers to my ever changing heart and say to it----don't worry, so much----yes, it's not true that most of what we worry about won't happen---but the comfort cannot be found before it's time---melt into this season, we are watching float past us---wrap the blanket of hope tightly around you and just be

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  1. I was just thinking yesterday, about how God keeps us safe in ways we don't even know...While on the 4 hour drive down the Interstate that I take over and over again, how many times has He saved me and others on that road? We will never know that answer while here on this earth.

    Have a happy week. xo

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    1. so true---i believe that there are angels all around us---i know this might sound weird, but the other day--i felt something kinda near and actually reached out to see if i could touch an angel's wing :)

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  2. I love the autumn, Lynn, it's the fashion show of the year, not as gaudy as summer, but a wrapup to the color of spring and summer.

    I like crunchy leaves, low autumn moons, and the chill that gets in the air. Our anniversary is in the fall (October). Perhaps this is a pensive time for you - bringing thoughts of the end of another year.

    You're right about expectations - we hamstring ourselves sometimes with past knowledge applied to current happenings.

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    1. i too, love to step and hear the crunch of the leaves----it is a pensive time, hope your autumn is magical, d.g. :)

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  3. As much as I hate to see summer go, I do love what autumn brings us. I always feel a sense of excitement. There is a nip in the air, a crunch under our feet, and an overall sense of peace for me. It's the season of comfort for me.

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  4. As much as I hate to see summer go, I do love what autumn brings us. I always feel a sense of excitement. There is a nip in the air, a crunch under our feet, and an overall sense of peace for me. It's the season of comfort for me.

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    1. i know, theresa, it is comforting, like an old friend :)

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  5. The light in autumn is very particular. It's like it's circular instead of straight. Or something. But I know exactly what you mean when you say you feel the slant of the setting sun. It's very real.

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    1. it is---it is almost brighter in a shadowy kind of way :)

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  6. I love to see the colours of autumn, all the reds, golds and browns, however I am sorry to see the darker evenings and duller days. It is definitely feeling autumnal here now.

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    1. i know what you mean---the good with the bad--it is strange how such a brilliantly colored season, ends so gray, isn't it suzanne :)

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  7. So beautifully written, Lynn. When I'm struggling with something, that's the mantra I chant--the words I tell myself. Just be.

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    1. see, i knew we were kindred spirits, susan <3

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  8. Well, Lynn, we certainly are melting into the new season, at least here in Ohio. The winds are strong and hot. The last I looked it was 93. But, it will end in a few days, and the leaves will be crisp and lovely.

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    1. yeah, that is really what it's like here too--but a few days ago, it was almost a chill in the air--it is suppose to get down to the 40's in the night this weekend----happy autumn thoughts, joanne :)

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  9. I like that blanket of hope. And, invent a new recipe. Can't wait to hear about it!

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    1. haha i just might invent one soon, thanks mary ;)

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  11. I've just gone poetic, let's see how this goes.

    There's an autumn chill in the air,
    they've packed away the stalls at the last summer fair.
    The clouds are gathering, the air is damp,
    it's earlier, the switch on, of the old street lamp.
    The leaves are turning, it'll soon be fall,
    the birds on the roof have a plaintive call.
    Switch on the heating, clean out the grate,
    stack the logs in the shed by the garden gate.
    Put on a jumper and contemplate...........
    it must be time to hibernate.

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  12. It's in the high 90's here without the heat index which one day made it 100. I would say that I'm ready for fall, IF we actually would get a fall, but usually we get leaves that are promising to turn, a few days of heavy rain and then full blown winter.

    I wonder when I stopped enjoying the uniqueness of the seasons. hmm

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    1. awww that's too bad, teresa, i would really miss autumn, maybe most of all--hope those leaves make it to their beautiful colors, where you are, this year--and hey, we are suppose to hit 94 today and 70s for the weekend!

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  13. These are lovely thoughts this morning, beautifully woven together by your choice of words. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. i am glad you liked it! thank you joy :)

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  14. I love your introspection here Lynn. I view fall as a sign of rebirth much the way most people view spring. I love everything about it :)

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    1. me too, i think of it as a rebirth, much more than spring---thank you :)

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  15. "pretend you have no idea what this thing will be like--just go with" --Loved this line. I'm totally with you. If you get too stressed or build strong expectations into a situation, you are likely to come away disappointed. The older I get, the more relaxed I am. (That's probably not the best thing for my poor kids sakes.)

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    1. no i think it is a great thing for your kids!!! thanks crystal :)

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  16. I know I am ready for 100 degree heat to be over. I like when the leaves change colors, but not when they fall and clog the gutters. But, I will get to dig my sweet potatoes and harvest pumpkins.

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    1. haha i know what you mean, ruth--we just had one of robyn and dillon's friends come and clean our gutters---we may have had sweet potatoes and pumpkins growing in them----here's hoping to cooler weather for you :)

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    2. I put up a stuffed pepper recipe. Thanks.

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  17. Thanks for a thoughtful post today, Lynn. I'm back to writing a bit - between cataract surgeries.

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    1. awww i am sorry, donna, hope the surgeries went well--coming over now for a visit--thanks :)

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    1. it is---getting ready to plug in the fall scents now :)

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  19. Fall was coming on strong, but we've had a heat/humidity wave this week, so it's slowed down a bit. It felt a little early to me, so I'm kind of glad. I love fall but want it to sweep in more late September.

    I always enjoy reading your answers to the HP, even in comment form : )

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    1. so your weather has been much like ours--but this weekend, is promising to be more fall like--which i am ready for--especially since i will be spending most of my saturday at grand-kids football games----haha thanks joyce, i was hoping you didn't mind me answering there ;)

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  20. This is a very thoughtful post. I see it as relating to the seasons of life.

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    1. awww thank you sherry, i am happy you saw it that way :)

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