Sunday, October 02, 2011

a nut, a seed, a source

the deck, the yard, the woods, the stream. outside on an autumn day. collecting, observing, clearing.

a time to wear hats.

and a time to pull hats off.

dismantling a tree that fell into our yard the winter before last. it has been a balance beam, a monkey bar, a bench, a scratching post for cats and a source of nutrition for woodpeckers. but today, it is a source of firewood.

crowning dad

reaching for temptations

even in autumn, a delicate unfurling

and in late afternoon, banana cranberry bread by blazing wood stove, hot chocolate, and a french press of local coffee, delightfully brewed with several cardamom seeds.

wishing you warmth, discovery, contemplation and flavor!

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