Philosophical Fridays – Nature and the Art of Change

“Nature does not hurry,  yet everything is accomplished” – Lao Tzu

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Essence of Life – Friday Fictioneers 2 February 2018


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Essence of Life

It’s autumn, the smell of wood smoke permeates the air. Oh how I love this time of year.

The tail end of the earth’s energy feels like a rush, a speeding up. The urgency to prepare for winter courses through my veins.

Excitement is building.

We have bottled fruit, tinctured herbs, gathered nuts, frozen vegetables and buried the tubers, away from harsh frosts and hungry foragers.

Now the last of the chores is almost complete.

Chop wood.

This year we have had to say goodbye to our ancient apple tree.

I shall cherish your essence as you keep me warm.

Friday Fictioneers

Autumn…

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I awoke again this morning
With the scent of Autumn in the air.
It invigorated my spirit
End of summer’s almost there.

I can feel a building of excitement
As the season’s change again
The urge to gather nuts and stores
Ready for the onslaught
Of winters wind and rain.

I usually feel a sadness
When Summer’s almost done
But I’ve had my fill of sunshine
So now  Autumn…  bring it on!

 

Tuesdays of Texture – In Memory of Autumn Berries

Since snapping these beautiful autumn berries a couple of days ago, the Blackbirds have devoured every last one.

I think the bush may be a type of Cotoneaster – someone please correct me if this is not the case.

This week’s contribution to Narami’s Tuesday’s of Texture  (de monte y mar)