Tag Archives: Signs of Fall

Waiting to Exhale

Early morning, not a leaf stirring, birds silently roosting, insects motionlessly waiting for the heat of day. It is as if nature has taken a deep breath and then paused, waiting to exhale. “Watching the animals come and go, and … Continue reading

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Journey into Autumn

I said goodbye to the garden this afternoon. The sky is a clear blue, there is a chill in the air and frost/freeze warnings are in effect for tonight.  I walked back to the house with a huge bowl of … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Artists

I enjoyed the company of some very talented quilters this week who had  assembled for several days of camaraderie, creativity and inspiration.  Their quilter’s retreat at nearby Claytor Lake is an annual event and I was treated to lunch and … Continue reading

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Every Leaf a Flower

I vacillate between happy and sad this time of the year;  mostly happy.  Sad because last night was the first frost of Autumn.  I went down to the garden and picked a big bucket of flowers in the afternoon before … Continue reading

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Fall Preview

My favorite weather geek has predicted record low temperatures for the New River Valley in the THIRTIES for Wednesday.  Sounds like nature’s fall preview has begun.  I like the little hints that summer is winding down and Autumn is preparing … Continue reading

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