Monday, September 22, 2008

Its All a Part of the Picture to Come

There's no point in trying to decide if I can wear white after Labor Day...

not when there's wood smoke in the sky..
when the fawns have lost their spots...

and tinges of color have crept in over night...
to places untouched yesterday...

But theres still places where color hasn't been thought out yet...

where the forest meets the still warm waters...
and the sky resides clearer there in its autumn reflections...
the fruits of fall are upon us... time for flannels and camo indeed as the changes settle in
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The day is young and chronic chores eminent but the next 24 are unscheduled freedom as D has gone to the Soo to visit a friend. The morn was lazy awesomeness for me as you can see from photos above and after my meeting with the vac and the never ending spewing sink... I'll be in the thralls of solitary bliss until tomorrow afternoon!!!! ( I have not been alone in this house for a day since July 2007)

My bookish, questioning self has been the busy one this past week, art, craft, thought and life clammoring to find their cohesiveness together... has led me to reading some things that pertain to my selfs truthfullness and place in the big picture of it all .....

"A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature." Seneca

"Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts. None of us yet know what fairy palaces we may build of beautiful thought; proof against all adversity. Bright fancies, satisfied memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure houses of precious and restful thought, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us - houses built without hands for souls to live in." John Ruskin

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it: never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed." Sydney Smith

"No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself." James Russell Lowell

"You owe no one as much as you owe yourself. You owe yourself the action that opens for you the doors of goodness, the variety, and the excitement of effort and sucess, of battle and victory. Making payments on this debt to yourself is the exact opposite of selfishness. You can best pay your debt to society, that has made you what you are, by just yourself with all your might and as a matter of course... You fullfill the promise that lies latent within you by keeping your promises to yourself" David Harold Fink

"To thine own self be true" William Shakespeare Hamlet portioned

and the best... a work of great perponderousity.... Self Reliance written by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Its a 2 post day, I can feel it...

6 comments:

Paula Hewitt said...

great photos - it is a glorious spot you live - you could be a poet, you know. like the quotes. i particulalry like the one by Seneca - i think that is apt for me and they way i am thinking at the moment. (i would NEVER show my sink full of dirty dishes - our looks way worse than that...and yey here i am typing away).

Life Scraps and Patches said...

This is beautiful. Obviously solitude agrees with you.

roxi25 said...

Hey Buddy...You are so lucky.. now I'm really jealous. You got the house to yourself. I see that teapot you just bought sat. in the sink. It's really pretty. and your a pretty good poet. Enjoy...

Cheryl said...

Fall in the U.P. is spectacular with all the beautiful maples in their various hues. It looks like you're really savoring the moment through these gorgeous Pics!

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I keep coming back to these pictures - there's just something about them . . . .

Clevelandgirlie said...

What a beautiful post. Makes me so homesick - for "Ohio" and Lake Erie. I just posted about this a week or so ago - I always pine for the Great Lake this time of year. Even though North Carolina is beautiful (especially in the Fall) nothing compares to those Lake Erie fall days!!
So enjoy your blog Jane.