Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

full steam ahead in october!

home grown
a fine dose of sheep herding pups
ready for the root cellar
some of the last of our garden's gifts

These full and busy days are what I crave. The autumn shift in air and light. The bounty from the gardens. A quilt show deadline. A parade of house guests (my brother and sister-in-law and a big project...an old college buddy...and a friend and vendor at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival). An application to a juried market (!). Newish volunteer work that is helping to weave me into the local community (via the hospital chaplaincy program).

The foliage here in Vermont is happening!

I'm living in an alternate universe right now.
On purpose.
For self preservation.
How about you, dear readers? Are you avoiding the news?

(I'm off to respond to your comments on the last few posts. Thank you for keeping in touch. xo)

10 comments:

  1. what a wonderful post, and what beautiful photos! I had such a lovely visit, it nourished me in so many ways, thank you friend!

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    1. xo
      Shall I you pencil you in for next year?

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  2. I would love to spend an autumn in Vermont (and every other season too!) An alternate Universe seems like a good idea. :)

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  3. Good for you, Karen, and what a beautiful universe it is! So happy to see how much you love your new home and community!! Enjoy! xo

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    1. thanks, friend.
      it was worth waiting for...

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  4. Foliage is happening here, too!! And I most always avoid the news. I cared when there was Bernie. I think it is better to focus on one's nearby life. It isn't an 'alternate' - it is the real universe.

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    1. Oh, yes Nan, how wise you are! And I do so miss Bernie too. xo

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  5. YES YES YES Can't wait for Thanksgiving!
    -Han

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  6. YES YES YES Can't wait for Thanksgiving!
    -Han

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