Tag: autumn

the first chilly morning

SEPTEMBER by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) HE golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.   The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed Its hidden silk has…

climb the mountains

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of…

Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver Over the weekend, I had the joy of experiencing one of my favorite hallmarks of autumn–a flock of Canadian geese squawking over my house as they migrated southward.  Every year,…