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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Beauty of Trees by Barbara Carvallo

On Monday night Papa and I went to the University of Colorado Campus at Boulder for a Tree Walk.  I am proud to say that this campus is one of the most beautiful in the country. The Walk is done to see the fall colors as the trees change, but since the temperatures here have been in the high 70's and low to mid 80's for the better part of the fall there isn't a lot of color yet.

I don't know much about trees, so I can't identify most of them - even though our guide pointed them out.  I will be posting some links for people who are interested in trees and who want to try to identify those in my photos.  There are a couple of things worthy of note.  For instance, the first four pictures are of the oldest tree on campus.  She was planted in the late 1800's in front of the red brick structure that was the first to house the University, Old Main.  The fifth picture of the spidery yellow flower amid badly faded leaves is the bloom of Witch Hazel's shrub-like small tree.  I had never seen her before in real life and was interest to see her growing prolifically along the banks of a little stream.  Her flower emerges very late in the season to avoid competing with other blooms for the attention of pollinators. 

It was a gracious evening.  The air was sweet and cool as it often is at the foot of the Mighty Rockies in autumn’s dusk. Goddess graced us with the luscious beauty of many of her children, still green-leafed for the most part, but fabulous all the same.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn by Jackie B. Steele

I hope you are well & content, and you are able to feel or share some kindness and love this day. 
A Beautiful peak color Autumnal week end. South winds are blowing and the leaves dance a laughing rattle & humm, and many give in to the Warm winds and fly spirally up and away delighted by those in the current with them. I am heading out there soon...grateful just to be a part of all there is for another moment, Nature's migrations, her Autumnal celebrations and sacrifice, the ripened fruit, leaves and seeds fall. 

The Sun's warmth feels good this time of year. Healing and comforting. Animals scurry to gather food stuff and build Winter homes, & fill caches.
Dark of the Moon near by, Crones time out in the beginning of the long dark. 
New Moon on Monday, Both the Sun & Moon in Libra.
i love you, grateful, & delighted with most of whom are in "the current" with us.