Mother Earth ~ Mitchell Burgess

“If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.”
~ Mitchell Burgess

Poem: Walt Whitman, Miracles

“As for me, I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in bed at night with any one I love,
Or watch honey bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon…
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
Or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring…
What stranger miracles are there?”
– Walt Whitman

Summer Sky

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee
~Emily Dickinson, C.1879

March

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Great Expectations

Winter

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter…. In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. -John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

Summer

Do what we can, summer will have its flies. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where Did Summer Go

The calendar that is hanging
on the says, that today’s date
is June 28, 2015.
Well, with the current temperature
of 52 F, at 8:52 pm, feels more
like October, not the early
part of summer.

Did I mention that it rained and
also windy for most of the day?
It did.

aponderingmind

Winter

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
— Yoko Ono

The Zen proverb ….

The Zen proverb, ‘in summer we sweat; in winter we shiver,’ is meant to
illustrate the importance of not trying to escape or avoid our present situation.
— Rebecca Otowa

A sign of things to come …

A sign of things to come.
After a morning rain, now it is overcast.
Looking out the window, A pondering Mind sees the various trees, slowly changing color.
I guess it’s goodby to Summer and hello to Autumn, which arrives in the Eastern Time Zone at 4:44 pm.
Where does the time go?