Saturday, 9 November 2013

Sigh . . . November


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On a cold afternoon, with the flames leaping and dancing upon the hearth, I catch the gentle murmur of the trees along a path lined with woodland . . . dry leaves rustling as an Autumn wind brushes by, and in my mind's eye I see a tent of summer green against a sky of azure blue . . .

As the logs crumble into ashes and dust I think about them having once been sentient things, crowned with life and the beating and quivering of feathered wings . . . these longs which bring such warmth on cold November days have worn upon their living limbs the dusty rose hued blooms of May . . .

I love to burn an apple log
upon a chilly day
when all the world outside seems cold,
disconsolate and grey.
I love to watch the flicker of the flames
on polished oak
and catch about the house
the teasing fragrance of the smoke . . .  

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The thermometer says it is only one degree outside this morning and there is a definite chill in the air.  We have noticed this week that the fish barely come up to feed at all these days.  They lay in a lethargy at the bottom of the pond.  Hibernation has begun . . .  as a crescent moon hangs low in the heavens, the air filled with the tainted whiff of gun powder from the last evening's fireworks . . .

That is November, with early afternoon tea, applewood fires and toasted crumpets spread with sweet clover honey, a blossom's taste in every mouthful  . . .

Not sure why, but I was awake at 5 o'clock this morning and unable to go back to sleep.  That happnes sometimes I guess, the occasional sleepless night.  An hour and a half later and I feel like I could sleep again.  I just may do that . . .

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .


.✿´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
"Grace comes into the soul,
as the morning sun into the world;
first a dawning, then a light;
and at last the sun in his full
and excellent brightness.”
~Thomas Adams  



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Baking in The English Kitchen today . . . a delicious Raisin Puff!


Have a wonderful Saturday!



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