Friday, September 25, 2015

Inhaling Autumn

"At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honey sweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depths within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost." ~R.M. Rilke

Autumn renews my depleted summer energy. It is my power season, where I feel most connected, creative and closer to spirit. I remember a spiritual practitioner once comparing squirrels to that of our egoic thoughts. How squirrels appear to run around frantically not unlike our wild mind; full of worries, deadlines and all sorts of clutter most of which we have no control. The spring and summer seem to run rapid with squirrels, they chase each other in tumbling whirlwinds of chaos throughout my yard and wreak havoc on my bird feeders. Then with the first subtle sign of fall, they appear to sense the need to get serious and begin hiding their food in preparation for winter's visit. I suppose my mind is somewhat like that. The autumn slows down my chaotic thoughts and entices me to focus on what is important, what nurtures me. And that usually brings me back to my camera and my journal. 

Love & Light,

Here are some summer shots that make me smile. 

 And back to school. Cole starts 4th grade and Nolan starts 1st. 

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