Sunday, November 6, 2011

...11.6.11...






november
silently sneaks up on us,
catching our senses by surprise.
suddenly,
as the english poet thomas hood sullenly
observed two centuries ago, there's
"no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits,
no flowers, no leaves, no birds."
outside, silvery gray shafts reveal a
familiar landscape stripped of pretense.
behind closed doors,
glowing amber fires shed light upon the real.
like a women who has found
her authenticity,
november's beauty radiates from within.
~simple abundance:
a daybook of comfort and joy
sarah ban breathnach
i have used that before.
it comes round yet again.
today, tho sunny, breezy,
overall a pleasant november day.
i need to take down my summer yard.
much like my pictures today.
gone will be the color.
coming is the time of quiet.
which i don't necessarily think
is a bad thing.
quiet the rushing.
quiet the have to's.
quiet our hearts.
before the holidays flood in.
Everything has its wonders,
even darkness and silence,
and I learn,
whatever state I may be in,
therein to be content. ~helen keller
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin. 

5 comments:

Spadoman said...

Your photos are fabuloius in every way. The absense of color makes for all the more color, and very delicate. I can feel that leaf crackle in my hand. Another season is upon us, but here too, sunny days have been a plenty, but maybe some snow later next week.

Peace

Paula Scott said...

With each image, out of my mouth came a barely audible, 'oh!'. Oh, so captivating, these are and the quote, even more so. It is so true.

T... said...

what stunning and peaceful photos

Beverley Baird said...

Love your photos - they are simple but stunning!
Love the quotes you have included as well!

Joan said...

There is a peacefulness about these photos. Yes, exactly the quiet we need.
Have a great week.