Sunday, October 14, 2012

Harvest Time

       October always hearkens the the end of the growing season as the summer Sun fades, to darken a little earlier in the day.
The Sun, like our hearts and dreams, inevitably sinks a little lower on our horizons, every year at this time: Offering us his shorter days and taunting us with his hard wisdom and cold lessons.
"Slow down, warm up and rest; For every end there will be a new beginning." This is the law of the natural world and Time is always a relative quantification!
 The scarcity of Time is only a shared perception, like the cultural madness that surrounds us every day; exasperated by our accustomed habits and assumed duties; Let go, and live and work onwards with Nature. Yet, we lament the passing of our garden sanctuaries and miss the seemingly endless hours spent working in the fields of our fancy: tending, to our beloved animals, flowers, fruits and vegetables. There is fertile ground still left to tend!
Dreamtime beckons our return. The Ice Queen doth cometh, and our Winter playgrounds will return soon. Chin up, Cheer up!  Here is a photo montage of our Summer playground and our sanctuary from the maddening crowd. Twas a glorious Harvest!

Autumn Morning Sun




Roasting Peppers

Herb Garden

Peppers Galore

Reserves


Kale

Transformation

Bringin in Dinner

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                                                                      Fall Song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,
the uneaten fruits crumbling damplyin the shadows, unmattering back
from the particular island of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere
except underfoot, moldering in that black subterranean castle
of unobservable mysteries -- roots and sealed seedsand the wanderings of water. This
I try to remember when time's measurepainfully chafes, for instance when autumn
flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longingto stay -- how everything lives, shifting
from one bright vision to another, foreverin these momentary pastures.

~ Mary Oliver ~
(American Primitive)

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